President Joe Biden predicted Wednesday that there will probably be a “mini revolution” with several politicians voted out of office if the Supreme Court overturns abortion rights.
“There’s a complete range of things which might be at stake here once we discuss eliminating Roe v. Wade,” Biden explained on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” referring to the landmark 1973 ruling. “It’s just ridiculous in my opinion.”
Biden said he expects the country will react if the ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is consistent with a leaked draft majority opinion. That draft, published by Politico, would overturn each Roe and a later abortion case, Planned Parenthood v. Casey ― paving the best way for states to severely restrict or outright ban the procedure.
“I don’t think the country will stand for it,” Biden told host Jimmy Kimmel through the interview, which was his first in-studio late night appearance as president.
Within the leaked draft, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito argued the problem of abortion should return to the states, a lot of which have already moved to limit access.
“Roe was egregiously incorrect from the beginning,” Alito writes within the draft. “We hold that Roe and Casey should be overruled … It’s time to heed the Structure and return the problem of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
The president said his administration is taking a look at whether it could issue an executive order on abortion rights.
“It’s clear that if the truth is the choice comes down the best way it does, and these states impose the constraints they’re talking about, it’s going to cause a mini revolution they usually’re going to vote a variety of these folks out of office,” Biden said.
Biden also urged people to end up and vote to get their voices heard.
“You gotta vote, let people know exactly what the devil you think that,” he said.
Kimmel also asked Biden if he would consider issuing an executive order on guns within the wake of multiple recent mass shootings, including the massacre in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers.
“I even have issued executive orders throughout the power of the presidency to have the opportunity to cope with these, the whole lot having to do with guns and gun ownership … all of the things which might be inside my power,” Biden said.
“What I don’t wish to do ― and I’m not being facetious ― I don’t wish to emulate Trump’s abuse of the Structure and the constitutional authority,” he continued.