On Wednesday, Joe Biden labeled the entirety of his political opposition as “the most extreme political organization” in the history of the United States.
Axios reports that Biden made the remarks from the White House while he was taking questions about the recent leak of a draft of the Supreme Court’s apparent decision to overturn the pro-abortion ruling of Roe v. Wade. Speaking about the broader implications of the court throwing out legalized abortion nationwide and returning that decision to the states, Biden soon descended into hypothetical extremes.
“This is about a lot more than abortion,” Biden said, asking what “the next things that are going to be attacked” might be as a result of the court’s decision in the case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
“What happens if you have states change the law saying that children who are LGBTQ can’t be in classrooms with other children?” Biden asked. “Is that legit under the way the decision is written?”
Biden then blamed the upcoming decision on supporters of President Donald Trump, declaring that the “MAGA [Make America Great Again] crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history.”
Biden had previously reacted to the impending abortion ruling by saying that, “if this decision holds, it’s really quite a radical decision.” He then said that his administration “will be ready when any ruling is issued,” though he did not specify what those measures might entail.
The leaked decision, written by Justice Samuel Alito and apparently agreed with by four other justices, would overturn both 1973’s Roe and 1992’s Planned Parenthood v. Casey, both of which declared abortion to be legal at the federal level. If the court rules in Mississippi’s favor in Dobbs, it would determine that there is, in fact, no constitutional guarantee to the right to have an abortion, and would instead allow individual states to set their own abortion laws and standards.