Joe Biden vows he will make Roe v. Wade the law of the land if a Tory SCOTUS cancels it
Former Vice President Joe Biden has pledged to enact legislation codifying Roe v. Wade if the Republicans install Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court and overturn the landmark law protecting the right to abortion.
Biden responded to a question about abortion rights Monday night at an NBC town hall from a young woman who called access to abortion and brith control ‘imperatives’ and wanted to know his plans to protect reproductive rights amid President Donald Trump’s appointment of Amy Coney Barrett.
“ Firstly, we don’t know exactly what she will do, although it is expected that she could very well go to the big picture – undo – Roe deerBiden said, days after it was revealed that Barrett signed an ad in 2006 calling the law “barbaric” and “a brutal exercise of judicial power.”
Former Vice President Joe Biden has said he will seek to turn Roe v. Wade’s abortion protections into law if a Conservative Supreme Court overturns them
How Joe Biden plans to protect the right to abortion
Abortion rights activists fear that Amy Coney Barrett’s elevation to the Supreme Court will give the Conservative wing the decisive vote to overthrow Roe v. Wade, who protects the right to abortion.
Democratic candidate Biden has said he will push for federal legislation protecting the right to abortion if Roe v. Wade was invalidated.
Such an effort by the Democrats would likely fail in a Republican-led Senate, but would also be subject to a GOP filibuster if the Democrats took control of the chamber. Then, a super majority of 60 senators would be needed to move the bill forward.
However, some on the left are pushing Biden and Congressional leaders to eliminate the filibuster tool in case the Democrats take the White House and the Senate.
Absent systematic obstruction, a possible Democratic chamber would be able to push forward Biden’s agenda, including abortion rights legislation, on a simple majority vote.
And the only thing, the only responsible response to that would be to pass legislation Roe deer the law of the land. That’s what I would do, ”he said.
Biden didn’t follow up with a second point in his response, and host Lester Holt then moved on to the commercial.
Any legislation enshrining the right to abortion in law would be certain to meet with Republican obstruction in the Senate, even if Republicans lose control of the chamber.
However, some Democrats are pushing their party leaders to act to end the filibuster so that Biden can follow his agenda without falling prey to the filibuster.
If that happens, in a scenario where Democrats take control of the Senate, the majority could push through a whole slew of Biden measures on abortion and other issues.
If the Senate confirms Barrett occupies the seat of late Liberal Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Tories would have a 6-3 majority on the court, even if Biden captured the White House.
Senate Republicans are continuing their plan to try to confirm Barrett ahead of the Nov. 3 election, despite three Senate Republicans testing positive for the coronavirus.
The judicial committee, chaired by loyalist Trump Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, is expected to launch four days of hearings on October 12, just weeks before the election.
Biden made a similar vow in the primaries, as a series of states sought to reduce abortion rights through their own laws.
Earlier at Florida City Hall, Biden called President Donald Trump’s family for choosing to remove his masks during last week’s presidential debate in Cleveland – while adopting a “ macho ” attitude that avoids wearing mask.
Biden spoke on Monday evening just minutes after Trump left Walter Reed’s medical facility to return to the White House – removing his own mask to be photographed, then returning to the White House.
Biden said he was not worried about contracting the coronavirus from Trump, who debated it on Tuesday at the same stage in Cleveland, when the president may have already been infected with COVID-19.
Biden spoke about Judge Amy Coney Barrett and predicted she would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. The White House event where Trump announced his appointment featured a series of guests who then tested positive for the coronavirus, raising the possibility that it was a mass-market event.
He told NBC’s Lester Holt he didn’t worry about his own safety. “I have been thorough about social distancing.
But he took on the president’s family. Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Lara Trump all removed their masks inside the debate room.
“ It was a little disconcerting to look out and see that his whole section nobody had a mask, ” he said.
“ You could see people coming in and a lot of people didn’t have masks, ” Biden explained – but didn’t specifically identify Trump’s family members by name.
Biden spoke after President Trump’s dramatic return to keep White House still infected with COVID-19
The president left Walter Reed hospital and flew to the White House after spending three nights receiving treatment for the coronavirus
epa08707093 Members of the Trump Family (LR) Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Tiffany Trump and Donald Trump Jr. in the audience shortly before US President Donald J. Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden participate in the first debate on the 2020 presidential election at the Samson Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio, United States on September 29, 2020. Biden said he could see them without their masks from the debate stage
It was revealed on Wednesday that members of the Cleveland Clinic, which co-sponsored it, had offered masks to members of the Trump family inside the event venue, but they refused.
With Trump revealing early on Friday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, he may well have been exposed during the debate.
Later, during town hall, Biden denounced people who don’t wear them. “Now what’s macho, I’m not going to wear a mask,” he said.
Biden was on stage for the town hall format just days before he debated Trump on October 15 in Miami for the second presidential debate – which will feature a similar format.
It was held in an outdoor location that exhibited occasional traffic noise, and the candidate could not always hear his masked interrogators.
He told a voter he “ can’t stand it ” if Trump sues him again. She said she feared the president intimidated her.
Monday’s event took place outside with voters undecided. Biden was seated in a chair a few steps from host Lester Holt.
He called last week’s debate “embarrassing for the nation”.
Biden said he himself would “ communicate the right lesson to the American people ” and insisted that “ masks matter ”.
Asked about the return of Trump’s photoshoot from the hospital, Biden said: ‘I hope no one comes away with the message thinking it’s not a problem. It is a serious problem. It is an international pandemic and we have 4% of the population and 20% of the deaths ”.
But he refused to attack Trump’s medical team for withholding information.
He said that “at every moment I’m not sure it’s an absolute requirement” to reveal all information about the president’s health. He said it had national security implications.
“There are some things that you can’t mislead,” Biden said.
After criticizing Trump on a variety of issues during the pandemic, Biden said, “ I am not criticizing the fact that every detail has not been released. ”
This happened despite media stacking over White House doctor Sean Conley’s refusal to release critical information about the president’s state of health, including the condition of his lungs and precise levels of oxygenation during that it is fighting the coronavirus.