(AP) – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham says the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court is a signal to young conservative women who oppose abortion that there’s “a seat at the table for them.”
While Barrett has repeatedly declined during her confirmation hearings to say how she would rule on abortion, Republican senators have been clear in their questioning that they know she is opposed to it.
Opening the second day of questioning on Wednesday, Graham told Barrett she has been “candid to this body about who you are, what you believe” and this is the first time a woman has been nominated to the Supreme Court who is “unashamedly pro-life and embraces her faith without apology.”
Graham says he’s “never been more proud” of a nominee.
Barrett is the most openly anti-abortion nominee to the Supreme Court in decades. Democrats have warned her nomination could lead to the overturning of the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade.