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HHS SECRETARY: ‘I DON’T BELIEVE’ ROE WILL BE OVERTURNED FOR LONG

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HHS SECRETARY: ‘I DON’T BELIEVE’ ROE WILL BE OVERTURNED FOR LONG

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said during an interview that aired Sunday that “I don’t believe” the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade would stand for long.

“I’ve been around long enough to know that nothing’s ever totally safe. But remember, we still haven’t even been able to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. And so this country has a way to go. But certainly I don’t believe this decision by this court and Dobbs is going to stand long. This is just not America,” Becerra said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

The Supreme Court last month overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion. Some Democrats have voiced frustration over leaders of their party and the president for not taking more forceful action in the wake of the high court’s ruling or for their immediate response to the decision.

President Biden on Thursday did call for an exemption to be made to the filibuster for codifying abortion rights.

“Well, I tell them, ‘Give us some good ideas.’ We’re going to explore everything we can,” Becerra replied when he was asked by “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd about what he would tell Democrats who feel that the party is not

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