Biden Lies About the SCOTUS Draft Opinion, Ends up Making Things So Much Worse

Joe Biden issued a formal statement in reaction to the SCOTUS draft opinion leak. Rather than criticizing this as wrong and standing up for the integrity of the Court, Biden essentially attacked the Court, using the leak as a rallying point. He said pro-abortion Democrats had to get out and vote in November. That was very wrong and improper to gin up anger against the Court.


But then, Biden didn’t leave it there and made it a lot worse with off-the-cuff remarks just before he boarded Air Force One.

Biden said that the draft opinion was “the main reason why I worked so hard to keep Robert Bork off the Court. It reflects his view almost — almost word — anyway…”

This is a great reminder that it was Joe Biden who began the extremely divisive nature of Supreme Court confirmation hearings back in 1987, with the nomination of Robert Bork by Ronald Reagan. Bork was eminently qualified but, as Biden admits here, he was kept off the Court for purely political reasons, because they believed he would not vote the way the Democrats wanted on abortion, among other issues. This was the beginning of the effort by Democrats to destroy and demonize nominees who might not vote the way that they wanted, to “bork” nominees.

All the craziness afterward–from the “high-tech lynching” of Clarence Thomas to the smearing of Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett–can be traced back to what Biden did to Bork. He not only permanently injured the confirmation process, but he also harmed the nature of the Court because of the politicization. Now, nominees are regularly threatened by the radical left because of what Biden let loose.


From The Hill:

In fact, it was a desperate act of pandering to the far left of his party — an attempt at rehabilitation after his campaign-ending plagiarism scandal in 1987. “He needed to be vindicated,” said his wife Jill to reporters. “It was about Bork. It was about Bork’s politics, but it was also about Joe.”

Biden then chastised the Court for the draft opinion, saying it endangered a “whole range of rights,” claiming that if it held, it was “really quite a radical decision” (even though he hasn’t read it yet). Again, it’s completely improper for him to be commenting on the case, particularly at this critical juncture, and whipping it up to implicate even more things than it does.

“And the idea we’re letting the states make those decisions, localities make those decisions would be a fundamental shift in what we’ve done,” Biden said. Indeed. It’s a change from the legislating from the bench, back to leaving the decision to legislatures and the people–where it should have been to begin with.

Chief Justice Roberts has confirmed it was a real leak, and he also said that the effort to disrupt the Court “will not succeed.” Roberts didn’t confirm the other possible “leak” about his own opinion on the case.


Biden was asked about the leak and if he was concerned about it hurting the Court. He didn’t respond, and he didn’t condemn the leak. That tells you everything right there — he doesn’t give a darn about if this hurts the Court; he only cares about his agenda — using this to help them in the election and to kill the filibuster.

Biden was also asked if the Senate should do away with the filibuster and codify Roe. He said that he agreed with codifying Roe.

Then he just out and out lied about what the draft opinion said.

Roe says what all basic mainstream religions have historically concluded — that the right — that the existence of a human life and being is a question. Is it at the moment of conception? Is it six months? Is it six weeks? Is it — is it quickening, like Aquinas argued?

I mean, so the idea that we’re going to make a judgment that is going to say that no one can make the judgment to choose to abort a child based on a decision by the Supreme Court, I think, goes way overboard.

That isn’t what the draft opinion says, and it wouldn’t be what the Court decided, even if this draft becomes official. Biden is lying, suggesting this would end abortion. It would simply say that decision is up to the states and the people. That’s what he doesn’t want to say. And this is one of the reasons you’re not supposed to comment, much less lie about what the Court’s decision would involve. Because he has no idea what he is talking about.


What he also leaves out, of course, is what the religions like Catholicism — the religion he claims to follow — think that abortion is wrong.

Then Biden went way over the edge, saying he was not “prepared to leave” the decision “to the whims and the…and the…of the… public at the moment.”

That pretty much says it all — they don’t want to leave it up to the people, because they will lose. They are ultimately “anti-choice.” The only way they can achieve their aims is by legislating from the bench, and they will hold onto it in any way they can — even lying, attacking the Court, and endangering the Justices, as Biden is doing here. And notice, he called the fetus a “child,” just throwing his argument under the bus.



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