Joe Biden has his hands full with Trump acolyte Kevin McCarthy right now, as McCarthy is refusing to raise the debt ceiling unless he gets some of budgetary considerations he proposed in his “Limit, Save, Grow” bill.
The stalemate is so great that Biden is being forced to consider the use of the 14th amendment to push through a debt limit raise — a circuitous route that could conceivably proceed without McCarthy’s consent.
But Biden will need the Supreme Court to approve his legal authority to raise the limit unilaterally — and to hear his Oval Office predecessor talk, the Supreme Court belongs to him.
Donald Trump issued a brag post this week saying that he “was able to kill Roe v. Wade” which Trump said came as a “shock” to everyone. “Without me,” Trump said, “the pro Life movement would have just kept losing.”
Biden’s campaign team sent out Trump’s boast via email in an attempt to appeal to voters who think Trump and his MAGA movement are pushing through extreme legislation that the public doesn’t favor.
Biden and his team are also taking note of Trump’s underlying message: That in Trump’s view it is a mere technicality that the Supreme Court is the body that legally “killed” Roe v. Wade, not the executive branch — that is, it’s a technicality because Trump here claims de facto ownership of the high court’s action. It’s his court, he says, between the lines.
And if it is Trump’s SCOTUS, it may not be very willing to help Biden when and if he tries to circumvent McCarthy on the debt limit.
“That’s about as clear as it gets,” the campaign writes. “Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans are responsible for overturning Roe v. Wade. And, if we let Donald Trump back into office, they’ll go even further.” And not just further on abortion — is what they mean.