Joe Biden Discusses Abortion, Gun Law on Jimmy Kimmel Live – The Hollywood Reporter
President Joe Biden had a sad conversation with Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday, where the two discussed gun laws and the ongoing debate surrounding Roe and Wade.
During Biden’s time Jimmy Kimmel Live! The visit marked his first late-night studio appearance since taking office, where Kimmel asked why the president had yet to issue an executive order regarding gun sales in response to the shootings. recent series in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas.
“I’ve issued executive orders in the power of the president to be able to deal with everything that has to do with guns, gun ownership… all of the things that are within my authority,” Biden replied. “But what I don’t want to do – and I’m not a swashbuckler – I don’t want to emulate Trump’s abuse of the constitution and constitutional authority.”
He continued, “And I want to say it sincerely because I’m often asked, ‘Look, Republicans don’t play the square. Why do you play it square? ‘ Well guess what? If we do the same thing they do, our democracy will literally be in jeopardy.”
Biden urged the public to use a politician’s views on gun laws as a factor in deciding whether to vote for that person. “You have to make sure this is going to be a matter of voting,” Biden said. “It has to be one of those issues where you decide your stance on this issue. … ‘What [politicians] say which of those things will determine how I will vote for you. ‘”
After Kimmel commented on a leaked draft suggesting the Supreme Court would overturn the Roe and Wade case, Biden said, “If that happens, I think we have to legislate. We have to make sure that we pass legislation to make it law, ‘The federal government says this is how it works.’
The commander-in-chief added that he was considering how to react if the 1973 national legalization of abortion was exposed. “It’s ridiculous in my opinion,” Biden said of the potential decision. “I don’t think the country is going to support that, and I think what we’re going to have to do, there’s some executive order that I can use, we believe. We are looking into that right now. “
Biden said such a Supreme Court decision could spark a “small revolution” and prompt viewers to express themselves at the ballot box. “If they get past Roe v. Wade, and the state of California won’t do that, but other states say, ‘You can’t do the following, and that’s the law you can’t cross the border’ – all of which some states have – then you must make sure you vote. You have to vote and let everyone know what you think. “