President Joe Biden made news when he said he wasn’t confident in codifying abortion rights legislation Monday, but he seemed to regret saying it, telling a reporter that he “shouldn’t have answered” his question.
Biden added Monday that there likely not enough votes to codify abortion rights as Republicans appear poised to take narrow control of the House of Representatives in this year’s midterms.
“I don’t think there’s enough votes to codify unless something happens unusual in the House,” Biden said. “I think we’re going to get very close in the House … but I don’t think we’re going to make it.”
One of Biden’s handlers then shouted down remaining questions as Biden left the podium.