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.

Vice President Kamala Harris claimed that Democratic leaders believe Roe v. Wade was « settled » law.
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Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch stands during a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington, April 23, 2021.
Vice President Kamala Harris defended her decision to vote against Neil Gorsuch before the Supreme Court in April 2017.
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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.

United States Chief Justice John Roberts walks to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 16, 2020.
Vice President Kamala Harris did not mention Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts during her interview with CBS.
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Vice President Kamala Harris speaks with state lawmakers about protecting reproductive rights at the White House on July 8, 2022.
Vice President Kamala Harris speaks with state lawmakers about protecting reproductive rights at the White House on July 8, 2022.
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« 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. »


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