Biden Now Considers Supreme Court An “Advocacy Group”

( )- President Joe Biden isn’t backing down from criticizing the Supreme Court. Quite the contrary, he’s stepping up his criticism, calling the high court “more of an advocacy group” than “evenhanded.”

The president made those statements while giving remarks as part of a virtual fundraiser that was being held for Democratic Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester, who is seeking re-election to Congress from Biden’s home state of Delaware.

Biden made those remarks as he was laying out to those in attendance what he thinks is at stake for both Democrats and the country at large in the midterm elections next month.

He commented:

“I view this … off-year election as one of the most important elections that I’ve been engaged in, because a lot can change because the institutions have changed. The Supreme Court is more of an advocacy group these days than it is … evenhanded.”

Biden has been very critical of the Supreme Court in public comments ever since the high court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade decision back in June. That ruling removed federal protections women once enjoyed to get an abortion. The court has a conservative supermajority of 6-3, which gives it the power to pretty much do whatever it wants if all the conservatives bind together.

That’s exactly what Biden has said he believes happened in that case, with five of the six conservative justices voting to overturn the decision. Only Chief Justice John Roberts didn’t vote that way.

Last month, Roberts himself made public comments that defended the Supreme Court’s authority to interpret the U.S. Constitution. He explained:

“You don’t want the political branches telling you what the law is, and you don’t want public opinion to be the guide about what the appropriate decision is.”

The White House didn’t back down from Biden’s recent comments either. One day after news of his Tuesday comments were made public, Karine Jean-Pierre, the press secretary of the White House, said while traveling on Air Force One with the president that Biden had respect for the “institution of the court.”

At the same time, he wouldn’t remain silent any time that he disagrees with a ruling it hands down, as he did with the abortion decision.

Jean-Pierre explained:

“He’s expressed his deep concern that this was an extreme and radical decision based on throwing out many decades of precedent. We’ve got to remember, this was almost 50 years of a precedent that we saw the Supreme Court overturn.”

Lately, Biden’s been stepping up this rhetoric in hoping to use it as a way to convince voters that they need to vote more Democrats into Congress in the midterm elections. As he explained Tuesday night:

“We’re less than 30 days away from the midterms, and the stakes are clear. The right to choose is on the ballot. Your Social Security you paid for your whole life is on the ballot. The safety of our kids and gun violence is on the ballot.

“Literally, the survival of the planet is … on the ballot. And your right to vote. And democracy itself is … on the ballot.”