Game. Set. Match. The resistance has failed to stop President Trump again. Look, it was a long shot the left could stop Trump’s new Supreme Court pick.
But with the vagaries of Washington always in play, especially with two moderate GOP Senators vowing to protect Roe V Wade, Kavanaugh’s nomination was in jeopardy.
Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski – Trump’s pick is really up to them and the left has gone all in to sway them to their side.
They can officially stop after Susan Collins just came around. As reported By Politicusa:
U.S. President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh agrees with the court’s Chief Justice John Roberts that the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion is settled law, Senator Susan Collins said on Tuesday.
Collins, a Republican, spoke to reporters after meeting Kavanaugh in her office. “We talked about whether he considered Roe to be settled law. He said that he agreed with what Justice Roberts said at his nomination hearing, in which he said that it was settled law,” she said. Settled law refers to a legal position that has been consistently upheld by judges.
Republican President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh, 53, on July 9 to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Before Kavanaugh can assume the lifetime job on the nine-member court, the Republican-controlled Senate must vote to confirm him.
Trump promised during his campaign to appoint “pro-life justices” who would overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. Speculation has centered on whether Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge with a solidly conservative judicial record, would vote to overturn a woman’s right to abortion.
Kavanaugh’s judicial record on abortion is thin, although last year he was on a panel of judges that issued an order preventing a 17-year-old illegal immigrant detained in Texas by U.S. authorities from immediately obtaining an abortion.
A word to the wise, settled law doesn’t mean a darn thing. In fact, the Supreme Court just overturned established law on a recent labor union case.
if there is a challenge to Roe V Wade you can expect Brett to vote accordingly but it will most probably become a state issue.