NEW DELHI: US President Joe Biden slammed the Supreme Court and said it has never been “out of kilter as it is today.” He made this statement at a star-studded fundraiser event, attended by former President Barack Obama and Hollywood A-listers such as George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Barbra Streisand, raised an impressive $28 million, according to the campaign.
Biden, who seems to stop himself from making any public attack on Supreme Court, said “the Supreme Court has never been as out of kilter as it is today.”
“The fact of the matter is that there has never been a court that is this far out of step,” Biden said. He noted that conservative Justice Clarence Thomas had said the court, which overturned the half-century-old federal right to abortion, should reconsider such things as in vitro fertilization and contraception.
Since Biden came into power the Supreme Court has taken many decision like gay rights, gun control and environmental regulation. It has blocked the president’s agenda on immigration, student loans, vaccine mandates and climate change. Notably, Trump nominated three of the six conservatives who control the nine-member court.
This star-stubbed event was hosted to energize potential supporters for the upcoming November , which the attendees emphasized as one of the most crucial in the country’s history.
During an interview with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, Biden and former President Barack Obama stressed the importance of defeating former President Donald Trump in what is expected to be a tight race. Kimmel asked if the nation was experiencing amnesia regarding the presumptive Republican nominee, to which Biden replied, “all we gotta do is remember what it was like” during Trump’s presidency.
The event featured performances by Jack Black and Sheryl Lee Ralph, with actors Kathryn Hahn and Jason Bateman introducing Kimmel, who then introduced Biden and Obama. Kimmel emphasized the high stakes of the election, mentioning women’s rights, health care, and the importance of expanding voting rights.
This event was seemed to be important for Biden as he came all the way from Italy, after completing G7 summit, spanning nine time zones, underscored the significance of the fundraiser to his reelection efforts.
However, this meant missing a summit in Switzerland focused on ending Russia’s war in Ukraine, with Vice President Kamala Harris representing the United States instead, highlighting the delicate balance between geopolitics and Biden’s bid for a second term.
(With inputs from agencies)

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