Vice President of the United States Mike Pence recently was interviewed by CNN’s Dana Bash where he was asked about President Trump’s new Supreme Court Judge nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Bash seemed to be most interested in the future of abortions in the US and tried to get an answer from Pence regarding the possibility of Roe v. Wade getting overturned in the future.
Watch his response in the video below:
Here is how the exchange went:
Dana Bash: Are you worried that he [Judge Kavanaugh] is not going to follow what you want to do?
VP Mike Pence: Well, Dana, as you know, I am pro-life and I don’t apologize for it and I am proud to be a part of a pro-life administration that’s advanced pro-life policies. But what I can assure you is that what the president was looking for here was a nominee who will respect the Constitution as written, who will faithfully uphold the Constitution and all of his interpretations of the law and that was the focus here.
Bash: Do you still want Roe v. Wade to be overturned?
Pence: Well, I do, but I haven’t been nominated to the Supreme Court, Judge Kavanaugh has.
Bash: Right, but you are a part of the administration that campaigned, you and the president, that campaigned saying you will find nominees to overturn Roe v. Wade. Will you be disappointed if he is given that opportunity and he doesn’t? Will you be disappointed?
Pence: Well, as I said, I stand for the sanctity of life. This administration and this president are pro-life. But, what the American people ought to know is that, as the president said today, this is not an issue he discussed with Judge Kavanaugh. I didn’t discuss it with him either.