Actor Dean Cain criticized President Biden in an online post over the president’s pledge to restore Roe v. Wade after the Supreme Court struck down the longstanding abortion access law nearly two years ago.
Biden hosted his first campaign rally of the year in Manassas, Va., on Tuesday where he zeroed in on former President Trump for the erosion of access to abortion care and his efforts to help overturn the reproductive rights case Roe v. Wade.
“Give me a Democratic House of Representatives and a bigger Democratic Senate, and we will pass a new law to restore and protect Roe v. Wade,” Biden posted online. “I will sign it immediately.”
Cain, who portrayed the superhero in the ‘90s TV series “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” responded to Biden’s post, calling him an idiot over his pledge.
“You can’t ‘restore’ Roe, you idiot. The Supreme Court tossed it. They are a coequal branch of government,” Cain posted in response. “You CAN try to pass a Federal Law… but I’m sure it would be different from what the original Roe decision established.”
In his recent speech, Biden repeatedly hit the former president, who is the front-runner in the 2024 GOP presidential primary and has previously taken credit for ending Roe v. Wade after he appointed three conservative justices to the Supreme Court.
In 2022, the court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, overturning the Constitutional protection to abortion and returned power to individual states.
Abortion rights have become a motivating force for Democrats in elections — appointing lawmakers who will protect rights and passing abortion-rights ballot referendums since the decision.
“Donald Trump is betting we won’t vote on this issue … He’s betting you’re going to stop caring … that you’ll get distracted, discouraged and stay home,” Biden said at the rally. “Well guess what? I’m betting he’s wrong.”
The Biden administration has attempted to protect access to abortion medication and has urged Congress to codify Roe, but with a narrow Democratic majority in the Senate and Republicans holding the House, there is currently no path forward for such legislation.