CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin calls out anti-Roe v. Wade crusaders for pretending Kavanaugh wouldn’t overturn it

CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin calls out anti-Roe v. Wade crusaders for pretending Kavanaugh wouldn’t overturn it

Toobin: "The only people ... who are not saying Roe v. Wade is going to be overturned are the people who have dedicated their lives to overturning Roe v. Wade"

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From the September 4 edition of CNN's New Day:

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JEFFREY TOOBIN (CNN SENIOR LEGAL ANALYST): Donald Trump was right, Roe v. Wade is going to be overturned if Brett Kavanaugh is appointed. 

ALISYN CAMEROTA (CO-ANCHOR): And how do you know that -- hold on, Jeffrey. How can you say that so definitively when we just had one of his clerks on who says that he follows precedent and that there's not a suggestion that it will certainly be overturned?

TOOBIN: The only people who don't think Roe v. Wade -- who are not saying Roe v. Wade is going to be overturned are the people who have dedicated their lives to overturning Roe v. Wade. They have suddenly discovered, oh, wow, this is maybe a great big mystery. Donald Trump outsourced the selection -- remember he has this big list of people, 20 people, 15 people, it's very -- to the Federalist Society. The Federalist Society is built on the idea of overturning Roe v. Wade, of declaring affirmative action unconstitutional, of saying that religious people can keep gay people out of their bakeries, out of their hotels, out of their restaurants. This is a platform of issues that -- that's what matters to them. That's why Brett Kavanaugh was picked. Of course he's going to say, "I'm keeping an open mind."

[Sen.] Susan Collins is free to delude herself into thinking that Brett Kavanaugh has no opinion about the future of Roe v. Wade and thinks it's settled law. Come on. Let's at least be honest. You know what, a lot of people think Roe v. Wade should be overturned. They want a Supreme Court justice -- their Supreme Court justice. But, let's be honest about who these people are, not pretending that there are open questions when there are not.

Previously:

Media are misleadingly characterizing Brett Kavanaugh as “mainstream”

Brett Kavanaugh will threaten Roe. Susan Collins needs to stop buying right-wing media's excuses.

Media should stop treating Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as inevitable

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