Vice President Mike Pence confirmed in an interview today that he still wants Roe vs Wade to be overturned. That is the Supreme Court decision that allowed virtually unlimited abortion throughout pregnancy.
In an interview with Dana Bash of CNN, the vice-president avoided her trapping questions in an attempt to get him to prejudice Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and give some sort of indication that he will overturn Roe. Of course if Judge Kavanaugh specifically said that’s what he would do before confirmed he would not be able to participate in any Supreme Court decision reversing Roe.
The pro-life vice-president definitely responded to the question about whether or not he wanted Roe to the overturned, saying that he did but that he was not the actual nominee for the Supreme Court.
During the 2016 campaign, Pence said that he hoped to see the ruling end up on “the ash heap of history,” while Trump predicted that Roe v. Wade would be overturned “automatically” if he appointed anti-abortion-rights justices to the court.
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“I stand for the sanctity of life. This administration, this President are pro-life, but what the American people ought to know is that, as the President said today, this is not an issue he discussed with Judge Kavanaugh, I didn’t discuss it with him either,” Pence said in an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash that aired on “The Situation Room” when he was asked if he would be disappointed if Kavanaugh is given an opportunity to overturn Roe and does not.
When Bash asked Pence if he still wants to see Roe v. Wade overturned, the vice president responded, “I do, but I haven’t been nominated to the Supreme Court.”
“If we appoint strict constructionists to the Supreme Court as Donald Trump intends to do, I believe we will see Roe v. Wade consigned to the ash heap of history where it belongs,” Pence said during the 2016 presidential campaign.