Susan Collins, Who Helped Brett Kavanaugh Get Approved, Opposes Supreme Court Decision on Texas Abortion Law
There are 3 current Republican senators who consider themselves to be pro-choice. They are Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Shelly Moore-Capito of West Virginia and Susan Collins of Maine.
Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process wasn’t just controversial because of sexual assault claims, but also because thoughts that he could work to overturn Roe Vs. Wade. Those fears were realized this week when the 5 Conservative Supreme Court Justices voted in favor of a Texas law that essentially bans abortion in the state.
Collins was the 50th yes vote on Kavanaugh, propelling him to the court. At the time, she said she believed that he wouldn’t overturn Roe. She told reporters, “Protecting [the right to an abortion] is important to me. His views on honoring precedent would preclude attempts to do by stealth that which one has committed not to do overtly.”
Well now that has come to pass. On Thursday, Collins released a statement opposing the decision, but not discussing her role in it happening. The missive read:
“The Texas law is extreme and harmful. The Supreme Court recognized that there are “serious questions” regarding the constitutionality of the Texas law, and it emphasized that its recent ruling does not address those questions. I oppose the Court’s decision to allow the law to remain in effect for now while these underlying constitutional and procedural questions are litigated.”
Sen SUSAN COLLINS on SB 8: "The Texas law is extreme and harmful."
"I oppose the Court's decision to allow the law to remain in effect for now while these underlying constitutional and procedural questions are litigated," she says.
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