First Lady Jill Biden said she had received a majority opinion in the leaked draft, indicating that the Supreme Court in Roe v. The “shocking” Wade is ready to reverse.
In the document, Justice Samuel Alito argues that the decision to guarantee Americans’ abortion rights was “wrong from the start.”
“It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the elected representatives of the people,” Alito wrote.
Biden emphasized the importance of people getting to vote, noting that elections directly affect the structure of the Supreme Court.
“The president matters. The election of the president matters, because he is the one who courts the justices,” she told MSNBC’s Simone Sanders, according to a preview of an interview that is due to air in full Saturday “But if it goes to the state level, then our state legislators will also matter. So people have to join.”
2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told CBS’s Nora O’Donnell this week that she warned Americans about what was at stake in that election.
Clinton said in an interview aired Thursday, “I could see that the man I was running against would do literally anything to get the votes of the extreme faction of the Republican Party, which is completely committed to setting precedent and women. were ready to deprive them of their rights.” , referring to the fact that Donald Trump campaigned on the promise that he would appoint conservative judges who would overturn Row.
“But, you know, it’s hard to warn in the abstract, and I think a lot of people will say, ‘Well, that will never happen,'” Clinton said.
Biden is the first guest to appear on Sanders’ new show “Simone,” which premieres this weekend on MSNBC. According to The Washington Post, Sanders, who previously served as a spokesman for Vice President Kamala Harris and a senior adviser to Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, took on the role of White House press secretary.
The president announced on Thursday that he had chosen Karine Jean-Pierre to replace Jan Psaki as press secretary after Psaki left for a job at MSNBC later this month. Jean-Pierre will make history as the first black woman and the first openly gay man to hold the position.