Samuel Case, FISM News
President Joe Biden made multiple controversial statements following an address on Wednesday; suggesting that abortion is a God-given right and that today’s Republican party is the “most extreme political organization” in modern American history.
Biden’s comments came after he delivered a brief address on the economy, when he was asked by a reporter about the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that indicates the 1973 abortion decision Roe v. Wade is about to be overturned.
The president said the opinion reminded him of a debate he had with Supreme Court Justice nominee Robert Bork. “Bork believed the only reason you had any inherent rights was because the government gave them to you,” Biden told the reporter.
“When I was questioning him as chairman, I said, ‘I believe I have the rights that I have not because the government gave it to me, which you believe, but because I’m just a child of God; I exist.’”
Biden says “I have the rights that I have, not because the government gave them to me … but because I’m just a child of God, I exist" when making an argument for limitless abortion.
Yesterday, Biden called the life in a womb a "child." pic.twitter.com/d1NZcDSHCV
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Biden went on to suggest that overturning Roe v. Wade would undermine the right of privacy, and further suggested that the Supreme Court could also allow states to ban birth control and segregate LGTBQ kids in school.
“What happens if you have — a state changes the law saying that — that children who are LGBTQ can’t be in classrooms with other children? Is that — is that legit under the way the decision is written?”
Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy asked Press Secretary Jen Psaki about this comment on Wednesday. “Which state is trying to segregate LGBTQ children in the classroom?” Doocy asked.
“I think we’ve seen laws that are incredibly discriminatory. “That’s what the president’s referring to, and the fact that he doesn’t know what additional steps could be taken by extreme wings of the party,” Psaki replied.
The president concluded saying “this MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history,” quickly adding “in recent American history.”
NOW – Biden: "This MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that has existed in American history."pic.twitter.com/XX4ehVHpTb
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The comment received flack from the right, with many calling out the president for saying that Trump followers were more extreme than neo-Nazis, facists, Antifa members and others. Former Democratic Congresswoman Tulis Gabbard, called the comment “absolutely despicable and outrageous” and an “authoritarian assault on democracy,” asserting that Biden was trying to intimidate his opponents into silence by likening them to terrorists.
Writing in National Review, Andrew McCarthy, argued that the Democrat’s are the truly extreme party when it comes to abortion. “Even most pro-abortion people in America and the West do not believe abortion should be available on demand, at any time, for any reason.”