Holding forth on ABC’s “The View” on Thursday, co-host Whoopi Goldberg declared that she knew where President Biden stood on abortion saying he “is a Roman Catholic” and “he does not believe in abortion.”
“Biden has changed his stance on abortion from 1974 until now multiple times,” guest Lindsey Granger sneered, mocking Biden for not supporting abortion access strongly enough. “As recently as 2015 saying that birth starts at the conception of a child. And so I understand that Biden has acknowledged all of that but he’s not saying what the actual plan is forward. And so Biden is a lot of talk but a little bit of action.”
“Don’t you think people are looking to give him a minute?” co-host Joy Behar defended Biden. “It just came out.”
“Two years is a minute?” Granger taunted.
“The draft just came out two days ago, as I recall,” Behar stated.
“No. Since December we’ve been talking about the fact that this could happen and also Elizabeth Warren went on a rampage that for 40 years Republicans have been planning this,” Granger snapped.
“And so religious conservatives have been planning this for 40 years, not the MAGA crowd,” she jeered. “MAGA didn’t exist 40 years ago. Maybe you called it the Tea Party then, ten years ago, but we’re talking about 40 years of growth and people that live in Middle America.”
Granger referenced Democrat Senator Jon Tester of Montana saying he did not know where Biden stood.
Goldberg interjected, “We do know where Biden stands. He is a Roman Catholic. He does not believe in abortion.”
“But he’s the president of the whole United States, and so he’s governing as the president,” she argued. “That’s where he stands. That’s where a lot of folks stand. And that’s okay.”
On Wednesday, discussing the Supreme Court draft, Biden, as per usual, falsified history, asserting, “This is about a lot more than abortion. … This reminds me of the debate with Robert Bork. Bork believed the only reason you had any inherent rights was because the government gave them to you.”
Bork believed nothing of the sort.
“If you go back and look at the opening comments when I was questioning him as chairman, I said I believe that I have the rights that I have not because the government gave them to me, which you believe, but because I’m just a child of God, I exist. I delegated, by joining this union here, to delegate some rights I have to the governments for social good,” Biden claimed.
In his opening statement to Bork, Biden had stated:
I believe all Americans are born with certain inalienable rights. As a child of God, I believe my rights are not derived from the Constitution. My rights are not derived from any government. My rights are not denied from any majority. My rights are because I exist. They were given to me and each of my fellow citizens by our creator and they represent the essence of human dignity.
But Bork responded in part by pointing out “the liberty of the people to set their own social agenda through the processes of democracy,” stating:
When a judge goes beyond this and reads entirely new values into the Constitution, values the framers and the ratifiers did not put there, he deprives the people of their liberty. That liberty, which the Constitution clearly envisions, is the liberty of the people to set their own social agenda through the processes of democracy.
He added, “My philosophy of judging, Mr. Chairman, as you pointed out, is neither liberal nor conservative. It is simply a philosophy of judging which gives the Constitution a full and fair interpretation but, where the Constitution is silent, leaves the policy struggles to the Congress, the President, the legislatures and executives of the 50 states, and to the American people.”