Biden: GOP "have chosen to stand in the way of Americans' rights" following blocked attempt to codify Roe v. Wade

Courtesy of: U.S Government
Courtesy of: U.S Government

(Washington, D.C) -- U.S President Joe Biden is harshly criticizing lawmakers after the Senate failed to pass a bill which would codify abortion rights into law at the federal level.

The president said women's constitutional rights are "under unprecedented attack", following a leaked draft decision of the Supreme Court that signaled an overturning of Roe v. Wade. President Biden adding the decision runs "counter to the will of the majority of the American people."

The final vote tally was 49 to 51, with Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) voting with Republicans to block the measure from advancing to President Biden's desk.