The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh fits the mold of the “anti-choice and pro-gun” nominee that President Donald Trump had promised to put forward.
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California Sen. Dianne Feinstein says Kavanaugh has been quoted as saying the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion is “settled law.” But she says the question is whether he believes it “is correct law.”
Feinstein referenced an opinion of Kavanaugh’s from last year involving an abortion question. That ruling, she says, shows Kavanaugh is willing to disregard precedent.
Democrats warn that Kavanaugh may be willing to overturn Roe v. Wade if he’s confirmed to the Supreme Court. They plan to press Kavanaugh on the issue when questioning begins on Wednesday.
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