President Donald Trump has overruled Joe Biden and taken a victory lap after the Supreme Court justices he appointed overturned Roe v Wade.
Trump noted that he “delivered” on his promises while in office and lay the groundwork for Friday’s SCOTUS ruling.
“Today’s decision which is the biggest win for life in a generation, along with other decisions that have been announced recently were only made possible because I delivered everything as promised including nominating and getting three highly respected and strong constitutionalists confirmed to the United States Supreme Court,” Trump said in a statement.
“It was my great honor to do so.
“I did not cave to the radical left Democrats, their partners in the fake news media, or the RINOs.”
BREAKING: When asked whether he feels he played a role in the reversal of Roe v. Wade, former president Donald J. Trump told Fox News: "God made the decision."
— Election Wizard 🇺🇸 (@ElectionWiz) June 24, 2022
Democrat President Biden issued an angry response to the ruling on Friday.
Despite supporting a constitutional amendment that would overturn Roe v. Wade in 1982, Biden said Friday:
“Today, the Supreme Court of the United States expressly took away a constitutional right from the American people that it had already recognized.
“They didn’t limit it. They simply took it away.
“This is not over.
“It was three justices named by one president, Donald Trump, who were the core of today’s decision to upend the scales of justice and eliminate a fundamental right for women in this country.
“Make no mistake — this decision is a culmination of a deliberate effort over decades to upset the balance of our law.
“It’s a realization of an extreme ideology and a tragic error by the Supreme Court, in my view.
“It concerns me a great deal that, after 50 years, we’re going to decide that a woman doesn’t have the right to choose.
“But even more equally profound is the rationale used — and it would mean that every other decision relating to the notion of privacy is thrown into question.
“This fall, Roe is on the ballot.
“Personal freedoms are on the ballot. The right to privacy, liberty, equality, they’re all on the ballot.
“Until then, I will do all in my power to protect a woman’s right in states where they will face the consequences of today’s decision.”
“My administration will remain vigilant as the implications of this decision play out.
“I’ve warned about how this decision risks the broader right to privacy for everyone.
“That’s because Roe recognized the fundamental right to privacy that has served as the basis for so many more rights that — we’ve come to take for granted that are engrained in the fabric of this country — the right to make the best decisions for your health, the right to use birth control, the right to privacy of a couple in their bedroom, for God’s sake, the right to marry the person you love.
“Justice Thomas said as much today, he explicitly called to reconsider the right of marriage equality, the right of couples to make their choices on contraception.
“This is an extreme and dangerous path that the court is now taking us on.”
“We are talking about a court with the majority of justices appointed by a party that has not won a popular presidential election more than once in 30 years.”
— Rep. @AOC (D-NY), after Roe v. Wade reversal, calls out senators who voted to confirm Trump-appointed SCOTUS justices pic.twitter.com/gorTx5A6Zv
— The Recount (@therecount) June 24, 2022