Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said Supreme Court Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh were inconsistent with their promises following the overturning of Roe v Wade.
The ruling came as a surprise to Collins, who on many occasions swore that Kavanaugh would, in fact, not vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Watch Susan Collins swear up and down that,… Kavanaugh won’t overturn Roe v. Wade:pic.twitter.com/6R2biWLdkH— Roshan Rinaldi (@Roshan_Rinaldi) June 24, 2022
Shortly after the opinion dropped, Collins released the following statement:
“The Supreme Court has abandoned a 50-year precedent at a time that the country is desperate for stability. This ill-considered action will further divide the country at a moment when, more than ever in modern times, we need the court to show both consistency and restraint. Throwing out a precedent overnight that the country has relied upon for half a century is not conservative,” she said. “It is a sudden and radical jolt to the country that will lead to political chaos, anger, and a further loss of confidence in our government.”
Collins continued, “This decision is inconsistent with what Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh said in their testimony and their meetings with me, where they both were insistent on the importance of supporting long-standing precedents that the country has relied upon.”
Needless to say, Collins must be very disappointed.