Critics of Republican Sen. Susan Collins are angry over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s opinion in an abortion case.
Critics say his dissent on the losing side of a Louisiana abortion law ruling is proof that he’s not following through on his assurance to respect past Supreme Court decisions on abortion.
The Sun Journal reports that NARAL Pro-Choice America claims the dissent shows Kavanaugh’s instance to Collins that he would respect precedent “was a complete lie.”
But in his dissent he said otherwise.
Kavanaugh acknowledged that a decision striking down a similar Texas law is the guiding precedent and he seemed to suggest he might be willing to vote the other way with more information.
A spokeswoman for Collins says many critics of Kavanaugh’s dissenting opinion “haven’t even read it.”