Joe Biden Tuesday morning released a statement in response to a leaked draft opinion revealing the Supreme Court is set to strike down Roe v Wade.
Via Politico: “The Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, according to an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito circulated inside the court and obtained by POLITICO.”
Justice Alito’s opinion is a “full-throated, unflinching repudiation” according to Politico.
“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito wrote. “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled. It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
The draft opinion was leaked to the press – something that is unprecedented. Of course, most assume the leaker is a liberal clerk who hopes to change the outcome of the case.
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts released a statement on the unprecedented leak. Roberts reportedly confirmed its authenticity and called for an investigation.
Joe Biden did not mention the leak in his statement – of course he didn’t.
Biden did however use the unprecedented leak to call on Congress to codify Roe into law.
Biden also used the leak to campaign for the midterms: “At the federal level, we will need more pro-choice Senators and a pro-choice majority in the House to adopt legislation that codifies Roe, which I will work to pass and sign into law,” Biden said.