In a question-and-answer session Wednesday with reporters, Biden was asked to respond to the legal impact if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the Roe v Wade decision as expected. “This is about a lot more than abortion,” insisted Biden, who said the conservative-leaning court is a threat to privacy and individual freedom in other landmark cases over birth control and interracial marriage.
Biden, who has a history of remembering a political career of lofty feats, also told reporters he had lectured Judge Robert Bork, the failed Reagan nominee, that our rights come from God and not from government. That U.S. Senate hearing in 1987 was a 20-minute speech but not a "debate" with Bork as Biden claimed Wednesday but, 35 years later, it was quite an accusation from Biden about the right to privacy after he ordered 80 million Americans last fall to roll up their sleeves for a COVID-19 vaccine or lose their jobs.
And he still wasn't finished. “Now, what happens if you have states changing the law, saying that children who are LGBT, who can't be in classrooms with other children?” Biden asked reporters Wednesday. “Is that, is that, legit under the way that the decision is written?"
That bizarre claim was likely a reference to the new Florida law, Parents Rights in Education, which the Left nicknamed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill and accused Florida legislators and Gov. Rick DeSantis of threatening the safety, and even the lives, of children.
“What are the next things that are going to be attacked?" Biden went on to speculate. "Because this MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that's existed in American history--in recent American history."
Reacting to Biden’s claims, talk show host Richard Randall tells AFN he heard echoes of Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” remark about Trump supporters before the 2016 election. Years before that, Randall recalls, during the Obama presidency, Barack Obama said conservative Americans “cling to their guns and religion” in remarks that were made to a private audience of Democrats.
“This is the majority of Americans who want to make America great again,” Randall says. “Talk to these people. They have no interest in going back in time to where interracial marriage was illegal.”
In fact, conservatives revere Justice Clarence Thomas, who is black and is married to a white woman, while the justice is hated by Democrats who have literally wished for his death and called him “Uncle Clarence,” a sick play on “Uncle Tom.”
In a long and sad series of Twitter tweets, Glenn Beck responded to Biden's description of "extreme" conservatives with story after story of left-wing activists assaulting and attacking Republicans, vandalizing and burning property, and threatening to kill Donald Trump and others.
This week, left-wing activists are now demonstrating outside the homes of the Supreme Court's conservative justices.
Reacting to Biden’s inflammatory comments, U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) told Fox News the president had campaigned on bringing unity.
“He's never stood for that,” Donalds, who is black, told the cable news outlet. “He's been one of the most divisive presidents we've ever had.”
Over at CNN, the show hosts didn't disagree with Biden's claims about the "MAGA crowd" but debated if it could be used to fire up right-wing voters like Clinton's "deplorables" comment, The Daily Caller reported.
On the issue of abortion, in a Tuesday comment to reporters, Biden used the word "child" referring to abortion -- to "choose to abort a child," he said -- which is considered a terrible faux pas for radical abortion supporters who view the child as a "clump of cells" or even a "parasite."