(Headline USA) President Joe Biden came out this week in support of leftist efforts to abolish the Senate’s filibuster, a legislative tool that requires most legislation to earn 60 votes to pass, following the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
Biden made the announcement during a press conference at a NATO summit in Spain, claiming that trashing the filibuster will be necessary for Democrats to codify abortion access nationally.
“The foremost thing we should do is make it clear how outrageous this decision was,” he said. “I believe we have to codify Roe v. Wade in the law, and the way to do that is to make sure that Congress votes to do that.”
“And if the filibuster gets in the way, it’s like voting rights, we should require an exception to the filibuster for this action,” he continued.
Biden, like most Democrats, support actions like the filibuster when it suits their leftist agenda, and flip the moment it doesn’t. Biden’s latest change of course for partisan pandering is a prime example.
Democrats defended the Senate filibuster for DECADES.
Now they have completely flipped!pic.twitter.com/20JTPruw4k
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 30, 2022
Biden has previously endorsed abolishing the filibuster when Democrats were trying to pass a massive “voting rights” bill, which did not succeed.
“Attacking a core American institution like the Supreme Court from the world stage is below the dignity of the president,” McConnell said.
“He’s upset that the court said the people, through their elected representatives, will have a say on abortion policy. That does not destabilize democracy — it affirms it. By contrast, it is behavior like the president’s that undermines equal justice and the rule of law.”
Some Democrats, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., want Biden to go even further and throw his support behind expanding the court. The White House, however, clarified this week that Biden still does not support court-packing.
“That is something that the president does not agree with,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Saturday. “That is not something that he wants to do.”