(TPM) – President Joe Biden reacted to the leaked draft opinion that would see the overturning of Roe v. Wade, slamming Republicans, saying that the situation is “about a lot more than abortion,” and then calling the “MAGA crowd” the “most extreme political organization that’s existed in recent American history.”
Biden was asked about the leak during an announcement on cutting the federal deficit, where he said that the current situation reminded him of the confirmation process of former Supreme Court nominee under Reagan, Robert Bork, in the 1980s, when Biden served as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, reports Fox News.
“This reminds me of the debate with Robert Bork. Bork believed the only reason you had any inherent rights was because the government gave them to you,” Biden recalled. “When I was questioning him as the chairman, I said, ‘I believe I have the rights that I have not just because the government gave them to me, which you believe, but because I’m just a child of God—I exist.'”
“So, the idea that somehow there is an inherent right, that there is no right of privacy, that there is no right,” Biden said. “There’d been a law saying a married couple could not purchase birth control in the privacy of their own bedroom and use it. Well, that got struck down.”
“Now, what happens if you have states changing the law, saying that that that children who are LGBT, who can’t be in classrooms with other children, is that is that legit under the way that the decision is written?” Biden continued.
Biden: "What happens if you have states changing the law saying that children who are LGBTQ can't be in classrooms with other children?" pic.twitter.com/NMbAZZUj3Y
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“What are the next things that are going to be attacked?” he asked. “Because this MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history—in recent American history.”
Biden said last month that the current GOP “ain’t your father’s Republican Party,” saying that it has shifted to a “MAGA” party.”