President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, addressed multiple hot-button issues Tuesday during his first day of questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The controversial topics included abortion, religious liberty, gun rights, sexism, and Trump’s so-called travel ban.
Here are six takeaways from Gorsuch’s responses to questions from the committee’s Democrats and Republicans:
1. Abortion and Roe v. Wade
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., asked Gorsuch: “Do you view Roe as having superprecedent?”
The Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision in Roe v. Wade legalized abortion across the nation in 1973.
Gorsuch agreed it is, acknowledging that Roe has been “reaffirmed many times” by lower courts, but said he is not able to predetermine how he would rule in related cases.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the committee, asked Gorsuch whether the Supreme Court correctly decided Roe.
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