US President Biden says he supports changing Senate filibuster rules-HDmoviesfreedownload



US President Joe Biden on Thursday said the Supreme Court’s decision ending a constitutional right to abortion is destabilising and that he supports changing Senate rules to codify nationwide abortion protections.

He maintained the ruling does not affect US standing on the world stage as he took credit for modernising the transatlantic alliance to adapt to new threats from Russia and China.

Biden was speaking to reporters at the conclusion of a five-day foreign trip to huddle with NATO allies in Madrid and the leaders of the Group of Seven advanced democratic economies in the Bavarian Alps, which came as the nation was still grappling with the fallout from Friday’s Supreme Court decision.

America is better positioned to lead the world than we ever have been, Biden said. But one thing that has been destabilising is the outrageous behaviour of the Supreme Court of the US in overruling not only Roe v. Wade, but essentially challenging the right to privacy.

He added: I could understand why the American people are frustrated because of what the Supreme Court did.”

Biden said he would support changing the Senate filibuster rules, which require 60 votes to pass most legislation, to allow bringing a bill extending nationwide abortion protections to pass by simple majority, but he said it would likely require voters to send additional Democratic Senators to Washington to get done.

The three-day NATO summit included the Biden administration announcing plans to permanently bolster the US military presence in Europe, an agreement between Turkey, Finland and Sweden to pave the way for the accession of Nordic nations into NATO, and the alliance updating its strategic concept reflect that China’s coercive policies are a challenge the Western bloc’s interests.

I think we can all agree that this has been a historic NATO Summit, Biden said.

He noted the last time NATO updated what is essentially its mission statement was 12 years ago, when Russia was characterised as a partner, and the document didn’t even mention China. The new document hammered out at the summit changes that.

The world has changed, changed a great deal since then, Biden said. This summit was about strengthening our alliances, meeting the challenges of our world as it is a day, and the threats we’re going to face in the future, Biden said.

Biden also highlighted announcements at the G-7 meeting, including more economic and military assistance to Ukraine as it aims to beat back Russia’s four-month invasion, and announcements on tougher sanctions meant to punish Moscow.

“We are going stick with Ukraine and all of the alliance is going to stick with Ukraine as long as it takes,” Biden said. I don’t know what it how it’s going to end, but it will not end with a Russian defeat of Ukraine in Ukraine.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.