“It’s not just the brutality of taking away a woman’s right to her body … but it also, if you read the opinion … basically says there’s no such thing as the right to privacy. If that holds … mark my words: They are going to go after the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage,” said Biden, speaking at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Chicago, according to pool reports.
“As we go forward, you’re going to hear me talking more about what we’ve done and what they’re trying to do,” Biden said Wednesday, according to the pool.
Biden, a lifelong devout Catholic, has said he is personally opposed to abortion because of his faith but does not believe he should impose his views on the rest of society. In response to the draft leak, the White House called on Congress to codify abortion protections in law — an effort that has stalled amid GOP resistance.
The President, according to the pool, went after the Republican Party on Wednesday night, referring to the GOP as “petty,” “extreme” and “cowered by (former President Donald) Trump.”
“The fact of the matter is, they run the show — the MAGA Republicans,” he said. “It really is beyond the pale.”
On Wednesday night, he dubbed the Republican Party’s agenda “radical” and told the roughly 40 people in attendance at the fundraiser that “if they win back the House or the Senate, we’ve got a different world.”
“We can’t let this happen, guys. And it’s going to be hard. Because inflation is going to scare the living hell out of everybody,” Biden said.
CNN’s Shawna Mizelle contributed to this report.