While Democrats had spent most of the start of Tuesday’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh complaining about the lack of transparency in the process, the top Senate Judiciary Committee Democrat in her opening remarks turned her concerns to his views on abortion rights.
“The impact of overturning Roe is much broader than a woman’s right to choose. It’s about protecting the most personal decisions we all make from government intrusion,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said, referencing the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
Feinstein then moved on to Kavanaugh’s record on gun rights, and opinions he’s written adopting broad view on what gun control laws should be deemed unconstitutional.
“If the Supreme Court were to adopt your reason, I fear the number of victims would continue to grow and citizens would be rendered powerless” in enacting gun laws, she said.