Schumer: Not Good Enough for Kavanaugh To Say He Will Follow Existing Law Schumer: Not Good Enough for Kavanaugh To Say He Will Follow Existing Law – NTK Network

Schumer: Not Good Enough for Kavanaugh To Say He Will Follow Existing Law

"When you say you'll follow binding precedent, that's been a trick," Schumer said.

By NTK Staff | 07.10.2018 @10:36am

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) keeps moving the goal posts with regards to the answers he expects a Supreme Court nominee to answer, declaring during an interview Tuesday that it’s no longer good enough for a nominee to say they will follow existing law.

CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell asked Schumer about previous statements made by that President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, regarding Roe v. Wade being binding precedent, and why Schumer believes abortion rights are under threat if Kavanaugh is confirmed.

“When you say you’ll follow binding precedent, that’s been a trick,” Schumer said. “It is not good enough for them to hide behind this shibboleth that ‘We’ll follow existing law,’ cause when they get on the bench, they change.”

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