Biden Says He'd Support Eliminating Filibuster to Codify Roe and Right to Privacy

On Thursday, President Biden urged the Senate to break its filibuster rules 

During a news conference after the NATO meeting in Madrid, the president expressed his support for a temporary change in Senate rules, which he normally opposes. 

The Supreme Court's decision to strike down the constitutional right to an abortion was described as "outrageous" and "destabilizing" by the president. 

There don't seem to be enough votes in the Senate right now to make an exception to the rule. 

Kamala Harris, the vice president, repeated the president's remarks on Thursday. 

"We have to codify Roe v. Wade into law. If the filibuster gets in the way, the Senate needs to make an exception to get this done," she tweeted. 

There are "a wide range of issues relating to privacy," the president added