Why Joe Biden Hates Saying the A-Word
Abortion is not a great issue for Democrats, so he is trying to warn that the leaked Alito opinion threatens other rights.
If I were a committed abortion rights supporter, I’d be pretty angry right now—at Joe Biden.
“As he prepared to board Air Force One,” reports Politico, “the president foreshadowed the message he will relay in the weeks and months ahead: If the high court’s draft opinion remains unchanged, it will threaten a larger collection of rights long taken for granted by the public, from contraception to marriage.”
Biden’s plan is to return “to a playbook he crafted 35 years ago” when he opposed Robert Bork’s nomination as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. To that end, the White House wants to make the case that this is about more than abortion.