Biden: ‘This is Not Over’
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“Let me be very clear and unambiguous: the only way we can secure a woman’s right to choose—the balance that existed—is for Congress to restore the protections of Roe v. Wade as federal law,” Biden said from the White House on Friday. “No executive action from the president can do that.”
“You can act. You can have the final word,” Biden said. “This is not over.”
Biden called the Supreme Court’s ruling a “tragic error” and blamed the outcome on former President Donald Trump.
“It was three justices named by one President Donald Trump who are the core of today’s decision to upend the scales of justice and eliminate a fundamental right for women in this country,” the 79-year-old said.
Biden also called on demonstrators opposed to the Supreme Court’s decision to keep protests “peaceful, peaceful, peaceful.”
“I call on everyone, no matter how deeply they care about this decision, to keep all protests peaceful. Peaceful, peaceful, peaceful,” Biden said. “No intimidation. Violence is never acceptable. Threats and intimidation are not speech. We must stand against violence in any form, regardless of your rationale.”
You can watch Biden’s remarks in full below: