Kamala Harris ‘never believed’ judges over Roe vs. Wade opinions
Vice President Kamala Harris dodged the question of whether Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch should be removed over allegations that they misled senators about their views on Roe v. Wade, but acknowledged that she « never believed them » when they testified in their confirmation hearings.
Harris, as a Democratic senator from California, questioned Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing in September 2018 and voted against Gorsuch in April 2017.
« I’m starting from the experience of having served in the Senate. I never believed them. I didn’t believe them. That’s why I voted against it, » Harris told CBS News in an excerpt from an interview that was to air Sunday on « Face the Nation. »
The vice president did not say whether the two appointees by former President Donald Trump should be impeached.
Critics of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning the landmark 1973 case that guaranteed a woman’s right to an abortion have suggested Kavanaugh and Gorsuch be impeached because they misled senators on their point of view. view of long-standing precedents like Roe v. Wade.
Kavanaugh and Gorsuch voted with Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, and Amy Coney Barrett in the June 24 decision to strike down Roe v. Wade.
She also defended Democrats against criticism from some party members that lawmakers should have codified Roe v. Wade when they had majorities in Congress.
Harris said Democrats believe it’s a « settled » law.
« I think, to be very honest with you, I think we should have believed rightly, but we certainly believed that some issues were just fixed, » she said. « Some issues are just fixed. »