Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh met with Senator Susan Collins Tuesday. The AP reports that he is on his Tour of Capitol Hill making the rounds ahead of his September confirmation hearings.
After the meeting, Collins told reporters that they specifically discussed Roe v. Wade citing that Chief Justice Roberts said it was “settled as a precedent” during his confirmation hearing, and that Kavanaugh agreed that is was settled law.
“He said that he agreed with what Justice Roberts said at his nomination hearing, in which he said it was settled law. We had a very good, thorough discussion,” Collins said.The Washington Post
Collins has a history of supporting abortion rights. The AP reaffirmed that she will “oppose any nominee who has “demonstrated hostility” to Roe v. Wade.”
While she has still not said whether or not she will vote to confirm Kavanaugh, she does favor him and has stated that he is qualified for the job.
Republicans in the Senate, hope to Kavanaugh confirmed by October 1st.