No, We Don’t Need to Heed the Word of the Supreme Court
The Biden administration is making a mistake fighting for the credibility of an illegitimate Supreme Court trying to strip the rights of its core supporters.
It’s not on the timetable many hoped for nor does it go as far as his powers allow, but President Biden has signed an executive order in response to the Supreme Court overturning the constitutional right to an abortion.
The fact that on the same day of the signing, a new report revealed the Biden administration considered declaring a public health emergency to preserve broad access to abortion services following the overturn of Roe, but officials ultimately decided against the move speaks volumes. They took two weeks to do something they had several weeks to prepare for, and when they finally did do something, we’re immediately told that they could have done more and decided not to.
But at least is at least Biden speaking more harshly about the Supreme Court.
With Vice President Kamala Harris and Health Secretary Xavier Becerra standing behind him, Biden said, “We cannot allow an out-of-control Supreme Court working in conjunction with extremist elements of the Republican Party to take away freedoms and our personal autonomy.”
He’s right, but this is also the same person that doesn’t want to expand the court, hasn’t lent credence to the novel idea of impeaching Justice Clarence Thomas, or pushed Congress to use their powers to reign in the Supreme Court.
And it was only last week that one of the folks standing behind him told us to heed the word of the court.
At the end of 2021, as the omicron strain of the coronavirus ravaged America, Becerra was criticized for maintaining an incredibly low profile amidst an ongoing public health crisis.
When you are the head of a government agency staffed with people claiming to be “dedicated to ensuring the guidance and management necessary to support the health and well-being of the nation” yet don’t hold a press conference for the first eight months of your tenure during a once in a century pandemic, it’s understandable that many would question whether or…