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Susan Collins and Joe Manchin Say Kavanaugh and Gorsuch MISLEED Them

Susan Collins and Joe Manchin Say Kavanaugh and Gorsuch MISLEED

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US Senators Susan Collins and Joe Manchin have criticized Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch for their votes in Friday’s overthrow of Roe V. Wade.

The senators had voted to confirm the Donald Trump-appointed judges, despite fears they would violate the landmark abortion ruling, with the senators saying at the time that they trusted Kavanaugh and Gorsuch to enforce the law.

Now Collins, a Republican, and Manchin, a Democrat, are accusing the judges of misleading them as they criticized the court’s 6-3 ruling to end women’s federal right to abortion.

“This decision is inconsistent with what Judges Gorsuch and Kavanaugh said in their testimony and their meetings with me, where they both insisted on the importance of supporting long-standing precedents the country has relied on,” Collins said in a statement.

Manchin echoed the outcry, saying: “I trusted Judge Gorsuch and Judge Kavanaugh when they testified under oath that they also believed Roe v. Wade set a legal precedent and I am alarmed that they chose to reject the stability the ruling has brought.” provided for two generations of Americans.’

US Senator Joe Manchin

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (left) and Joe Manchin (right) criticized Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch for their votes in the overthrow of Roe V. Wade after previously claiming it was settled law during their hearings.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Justice Neil Gorsuch

Kavanaugh (left) and Neil Gorsuch (right) were among six conservative judges who voted Friday to end the U.S. federal right to abortion.

During his 2018 hearings, many believed Kavanaugh would oppose Roe V. Wade, but the judge said he supported the decision, which he repeated to Collins in a one-on-one meeting about his views and beliefs (pictured)

During his 2018 hearings, many believed Kavanaugh would oppose Roe V. Wade, but the judge said he supported the decision, which he repeated to Collins in a one-on-one meeting about his views and beliefs (pictured)

The fate of Roe V. Wade had long been in the nation’s minds when Trump appointed Gorsuch in 2017 and Kavanaugh a year later.

Liberals feared the conservative judges would step in to overthrow Roe v. Wade if given the chance, but both men said in their hearings the landmark ruling was settled law.

“Roe v. Wade, ruled in 1973, sets U.S. Supreme Court precedent,” Gorsuch told senators in 2017. “It has been reconfirmed.

“So a good judge will consider it a US Supreme Court precedent, worthy of treating a precedent like any other.”

Kavanaugh did not respond publicly if he believed Roe v. Wade was the “right law,” but doubled down that it was not only regulated, but strengthened by the court’s 1992 Casey V. Planned Parenthood, which upheld the federal right to abortion. maintained.

“So Casey is now setting precedent upon precedent,” Kavanaugh said in 2018. “It’s not like it’s an ordinary case that was decided and never reconsidered, but Casey specifically reconsidered, the stare deciding factors, and decided it again.” to confirm.’

Collins said Kavanaugh repeated his statements to her in a one-on-one interview in 2018.

“We discussed whether he considered Roe to be a permanent fixture,” Collins said at the time. ‘He said he agreed with some Justice’ [John] Roberts said during his nomination hearing, in which he said it was settled law.

“We had a very good and thorough conversation on that subject and many others.”

Last month, both Collins and Manchin voted to reject legislation that would have codified the protection of Roe V. Wade.

Pictured: Collins confirms to reporters that Kavanaugh told her that Roe V. Wade was

Pictured: Collins confirms to reporters that Kavanaugh told her that Roe V. Wade was “captured” after they met during his confirmation hearings

In addition to the senators who criticized Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the Supreme Court decision a “slap in the face to women.”

“How about those judges who come before the senators and say they respect stare decisis, the court’s precedent,” Pelosi said in a statement.

That they respected the right to privacy in the United States Constitution. Did you hear that? Didn’t they speak the truth then?’

The conservative majority’s ruling has caused waves across the country, sparking protests and celebrations alike, as state leaders rushed to enact abortion bans, while others sought to expand pro-choice legislation.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also criticized the two judges for

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also criticized the two judges for “lying” to the senators

Abortion was automatically banned in 18 US states once Roe v. Wade was quashed, thanks to specially designed “trigger laws” and landmark bans that were automatically reintroduced after Friday’s ruling.

Thirteen states have enacted trigger laws that would automatically prohibit terminations in the event of a ruling to nullify Roe v. Wade, which was widely anticipated.

They are: Arkansas; Idaho; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; Missouri; North Dakota; Oklahoma; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah and Wyoming.

Abortion bans in those states will now become law within 30 days.

Five other states have now also banned terminations, after landmark laws superseded by the 1973 Roe ruling automatically went back into effect.

Among those five are two Democrat-governed states — Michigan and Wisconsin.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers have both tried to overturn these bans in court. But they remain in place for now, and Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin announced Friday afternoon that it was suspending the terminations pending clarification of the law.

Other states with recently reintroduced historic bans include Alabama, Arizona, and West Virginia.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has announced that the historic ban will be replaced by a recent law banning terminations after 15 weeks.

But that edict is not enshrined in state law, and pro-lifers may end up battling Ducey to keep the historic ban on all terminations, leaving abortion providers unsure whether they can operate in the meantime.

Eight other states will also enact new anti-abortion laws. Georgia, Iowa and South Carolina have all tried to ban abortions after six weeks.

Those laws were labeled unconstitutional, but are likely to be reconsidered now that Roe has ended. And Florida, Indiana, Montana and Nebraska are all working on plans to ban or limit terminations.

Hours after Roe v. Wade was announced, GOP Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin announced that he had asked four Republican lawmakers to pass legislation banning abortion after 15 weeks.

But Youngkin’s party has a very slim majority in both the state house and the Senate, and many of his fellow Republicans will likely be undecided on whether or not to support an abortion ban.

And Kansas — which has not enforced any crackdown on abortion — will hold a referendum in August on whether or not to ban abortion there.

More than half of all US states have some sort of abortion law that is now likely to come into effect after Friday’s news that Roe v Wade has been quashed by the United States Supreme Court.

THE 26 STATES THAT BANNED ABORTION NOW ROE V. WADE HAS BEEN PERFORMED FORMAL

Alabama

Arizona

Arkansas

Idaho

Kentucky

Louisiana

Michigan

Mississippi

Missouri

North Dakota

south dakota

Oklahoma

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Georgia

Iowa

Ohio

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