“Four justices in the last hearings I’ve witnessed have said that precedent matters and that precedent is the foundation of our legal system,” she said.
“And so if they just feel they can just upend this precedent because they don’t like it today, well, that’s inconsistent with what they promised.”.
Collins (R-Maine) last week said she felt betrayed by what she saw in the draft opinion.
Murkowski (R-Alaska) made a similar statement: “It was not the direction that I believed that the court would take, based on statements that have been made about Roe being settled and being precedent.”.
Overturning Roe v. Wade would take away women’s right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, Gillibrand emphasized — not men’s.
She said she’d like to get rid of the Senate’s filibuster and “vote for our values.”.
“So any senator who tries to bargain with a nominee — Will you uphold the case I like or overturn the ones I don’t? »