CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said all of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominees want to ban abortion in the United States.
“The country doesn’t want to see Roe v. Wade overturned, but the president in the most explicit way … said if I have two appointments to the Supreme Court, I will see that Roe v. Wade is overturned,” Toobin said on CNN’s “New Day” Tuesday. (RELATED: Jeffrey Toobin Predicts A Dozen States Will Ban Abortion)
“The base of the Republican Party, which is most of the party at this point, wants Roe v. Wade overturned.”
Toobin said all of Trump’s judicial finalists have a desire to overturn abortion rights, but are trying to hide their true beliefs from the public.
“If you look at those four names who are the finalists, all of them will overturn Roe v. Wade. But now it’s in their interest to sort of muddy the waters and say, well, they respect precedent, blah blah blah,” Toobin continued. “No, they don’t respect that precedent. Roe v. Wade is going to be overturned by one of those four people — along with four other justices on the court.”
Trump’s finalists for the high court include federal appeals court judges Amy Coney Barrett, Raymond M. Kethledge, Amul R. Thapar and Brett M. Kavanaugh.
“You know that may be a good thing or that may be a bad thing, but we ought to be honest with people about what’s actually going on,” Toobin concluded.
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