People across the political spectrum are accusing conservative justices of lying under oath about their intentions regarding Roe v. Wade. But one justice, in particular, is being singled out by both Democrats and Republicans: Brett Kavanaugh.
In the wake of the leaked Supreme Court draft ruling and reports that Kavanaugh voted to overturn the 1973 landmark decision, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) called into question Kavanaugh’s honesty, saying that he assured her in 2018 that he considered Roe v. Wade “settled law.”
The Maine Republican said she was “shocked” that he would lie to her.
“When I met with Justice Kavanaugh before his confirmation hearings, he looked me in the eye and said that he considered Roe v. Wade the law of the land,” she said. “Nothing in his confirmation hearings suggested that he would ever be less than trustworthy with a woman.”
Meanwhile, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, of West Virginia, is questioning Kavanaugh’s truthfulness when he spoke to him about Roe back in 2018.
“We are going back through all the things we have — we had meetings with him — to find out what he said and how it was actually presented to us,” Manching said, according to CNN’s Manu Raju.
Sen. Manchin, who was lone Dem who voted for Kavanaugh, told me when asked if he believed Kav was telling truth on Roe in 2018: “We are going back through all the things we have — we had meetings with him — to find out what he said and how it was actually presented to us.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 4, 2022