WASHINGTON ( Associated Press) — US President Joe Biden rarely mentions his predecessor’s name. But speaking to a country in the process of radical change in women’s rights, she couldn’t ignore Donald Trump’s legacy.
“It was three judges appointed by a president — Donald Trump — who were at the heart of today’s decision to change the scale of justice and decriminalize women’s fundamental rights,” Biden said as the Supreme Court’s conservative majority voted in Roe v. Voted to reverse. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that made abortion legal across the country.
The decision marked the highest in a week that cemented the former president’s influence on Washington for more than a year and a half after leaving the White House.
A court consisting of three Trump-appointed judges has also decided to loosen restrictions on gun ownership. And across the street at the Capitol, which was stormed by hordes of Trump supporters in the final days of his 2021 presidency, new details have emerged about his blatant violations of democratic norms. A House panel probing the events of January 6 used a public hearing to highlight the intense pressure Trump has placed on Justice Department officials to reverse the 2020 election, as well as blanket support for associate members of Congress. Forgiveness discussed.
The events are reminiscent of the uncomfortable political trade-offs adopted by social conservatives to achieve their original ambitions. By refusing to consider President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee in the final year of his presidency, then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, guaranteed that the next president would be able to make that choice. When Trump promised to change the ideological trends of the Supreme Court—even while providing a list of the judges he had chosen—conservative Republicans and evangelical Christians threw their support behind Trump—a three- Married man who previously described himself as “too much”. “In favor of women’s right to abortion”.
“When he was a candidate in 2016, he promised that he would appoint conservative and anti-abortion judges to federal courts, starting with the Supreme Court. He kept his word,” said Ralph Reed, an evangelical leader and the Director of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, which has been criticized by some for supporting Trump. “Those of us in the religious community who felt Trump deserved to take a chance in 2016 have been upheld.”