On day 2 of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing, Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein repeatedly questioned Barrett on her stance on Roe v. Wade.
Barrett declines to say whether she believes Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided or should be overturned: "I completely understand why you're asking the question, but again, I can't pre-commit or say, 'Yes, I'm going in with some agenda,' because I'm not" https://t.co/NN41m4Si1f pic.twitter.com/LRkP8hFdFB
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 13, 2020
Feinstein just went from complementing ACB's large family to immediately attacking her for her stance on abortion.
You can't make this up. pic.twitter.com/H7t9fNOMX1
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) October 13, 2020
Barrett replies “I have an agenda to stick to the rule of law and decide cases as they come.”
Sen. Feinstein pushes Judge Barrett on whether she thinks that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided:
"I have an agenda to stick to the rule of law and decide cases as they come." pic.twitter.com/eyEXIAd0g3
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 13, 2020
Feinstein asked “Do you agree with Justice Scalia’s view that Roe was wrongly decided?”
Barrett replied “If I express a view on a precedent one way or another…it signals to litigants that I may tilt one way or another in a pending case.”
Feinstein fired back “It’s distressing not to get a straight answer, so let me try again.” She asks again.
Barrett: “I can’t pre-commit.” “I have no agenda to overrule Casey.” (Planned Parenthood vs. Casey)
Feinstein also asked “So the question comes, what happens? And will this justice support a law that has substantial precedent now?”
Barrett replied ” I will follow the law of stare decisis applying it as the court has articulated it.”
Feinstein says”Well I think that’s expected.”
Feinstein: "So the question comes, what happens? And will this justice support a law that has substantial precedent now?" Barrett: " I will follow the law of stare decisis applying it as the court has articulated it." Feinstein: "Well I think that's expected.
— Doina Chiacu (@DoinaChiacu) October 13, 2020
Sen Feinstein, well known for her gun control advocacy, now asking Judge Barrett if local/state/federal governments have a compelling interest in “limiting gun violence.”
Sen Feinstein, well known for her gun control advocacy, now asking Judge Barrett if local/state/federal governments have a compelling interest in "limiting gun violence." #SCOTUS
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) October 13, 2020
Sen. Feinstein asks Justice Barrett about Roe v. Wade. Barrett refuses to express her views. Feinstein notes that Ginsburg expressed her belief about the constitutionality of abortion rights during her confirmation hearing.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 13, 2020
Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein is concerned about new gun sales this year. Fails to acknowledge why there are 5 million *new* gun owners in America: riots, defunding of police, civil unrest, pandemic.
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) October 13, 2020