Senator Dianne Feinstein asked Amy Coney Barrett if she thought Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided and Trump's SCOTUS candidate refused to answer.
Feinstein asked, "For something that is really a major cause and affects more than half the population of this country that are women, it is ultimately depressing not to get a straight answer." So let me try again Do you agree with Justice Scalia's view that Roe was wrongly decided? "
Barrett evaded, "Senator, I understand perfectly why you're asking the question, but I also can't pre-set or say, yes, I'm going with an agenda because I'm not. I don't have an agenda. I have no agenda to try to override Casey. I have an agenda to uphold the rule of law and resolve cases as they come. "
Feinstein expressed, "Well, what I am – as a person, I don't know if you will answer that question. Do you agree with Justice Scalia's view that Rogen can and should be overturned by the Supreme Court?"
Barrett wouldn't reply, "Well, I think my answer is the same because, you know, this is litigation, it could – you know, its outlines could reappear, actually reappear. You got your last term in court."
Amy Coney Barrett refuses to respond when asked if she thinks Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided. pic.twitter.com/k8WbaVR5Vb
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) October 13, 2020
It speaks volumes that Barrett wouldn't even give the standard answer that Roe v. Wade is regulated by law.
Trump and his party have tried the trick that Barrett will be a neutral arbitrator who will judge the cases before her by a constitutional standard. The reality is Barrett has already settled on cases ranging from Obamacare to Roe v. Wade enough, and for voting rights.
Senator Feinstein blew the lid on the deception. Republicans are in a hurry to endorse Barrett as they are about to be wiped out at the ballot box in a few weeks. Therefore, they want to install their unpopular ideology on the country's highest court before being asked to leave power.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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