Biden threatens Supreme Court over abortion ruling

 March 8, 2024

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

Following in the footsteps of Sen. Chuck Schumer, who earlier publicly threatened members of the U.S. Supreme Court, and other Democrats, Joe Biden took the same approach during his politicized State of the Union speech.

"With all due respect, justices, women are not without electrical power! Excuse me, electoral or political power. You're about to realize…"

A report by The Gateway Pundit noted the threat was a Biden ad-lib, as it was not in the White House transcript prepared for his speech.

That said, "Many of you in this Chamber and my predecessor are promising to pass a national ban on reproductive freedom. My god, what freedoms will you take away next?"

The Daily Mail reported it was one of many "political barbs" in the partisan speech.

The Supreme Court did, in fact, rule 6-3 that the abortion right-fabricating Roe decision from 50 years ago was not based on the Constitution.

The new ruling did not ban abortion, but simply left it up to the states.

Since then, Democrats and other leftists have been issuing threats to change the makeup of the court by adding leftist judges, taking the power for abortion decisions away from the court, and more.

The justices, by tradition, do not applaud politics during the State of the Union, so were at a disadvantage created by Biden, who attacked them personally.

WND reported that Schumer enraged over the possibility of a pro-life decision coming out of the Supreme Court, went to the courthouse itself and screamed a threat at the justices.

"I want to tell you, Gorsuch. I want to tell you, Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price! You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions."

Schumer's words prompted Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to rebuke the Democratic leader.

He said, "Justices know that criticism comes with the territory, but threatening statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous," Roberts warned. "All Members of the Court will continue to do their job, without fear or favor, from whatever quarter."

WND reported, too, when another Democratic senator threatened the U.S. Supreme Court if its justices don't vote the way he wants on abortion.

That was Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who told The Hill that if the justices do not vote the way he wants on abortion:

"It will inevitably fuel and drive an effort to expand the Supreme Court if this activist majority betrays fundamental constitutional principles. It's already driving that movement. Chipping away at Roe v. Wade will precipitate a seismic movement to reform the Supreme Court. It may not be expanding the Supreme Court, it may be making changes to its jurisdiction, or requiring a certain number of votes to strike down certain past precedents."

Longtime liberal and constitutional expert Jonathan Turley, at the time, warned of the consequences of such threats.

"I have previously criticized Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., for his almost unrivaled advocacy of censorship and speech controls. Blumenthal previously threatened social media companies not to 'backslide' in censoring opposing views. Now, Blumenthal is taking up the cudgel of court packing with not-so-subtle threats to conservative justices that, if they do not vote with their liberal colleagues, the court may be fundamentally altered. He is not alone in such reckless and coercive rhetoric."

Turley noted, "Democratic leaders not only have embraced court packing but now openly threaten the court to vote with the liberal justices or face dire consequences for the court. …The Democrats are pushing to engage in court packing despite polls showing heavy opposition to the move from voters as well as opposition from the justices themselves."

Yet another Democrat threatening the court was Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., who, according to Fox News, "issued a warning" to the justices in light of oral arguments in an abortion case.

"I hope the Supreme Court is listening to the people of the United States because – to go back to Adam Sexton’s question – I think if you want to see a revolution go ahead, outlaw Roe v. Wade, and see what the response is of the public, particularly young people," Shaheen said.

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