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They call it a hearing, but they don't listen

Terence P. Jeffrey on

Roe is the 1973 decision that declared abortion a "right." Obergefell is the 2015 decision that declared same-sex marriage a "right."

Here, at least, Hirono was candid.

This is also perhaps why her Democratic committee colleagues -- and many of her Republican committee colleagues -- did not force themselves to remain in the room for much of the confirmation hearing.

They knew long before this confirmation hearing started what the central question is regarding modern-day Supreme Court nominees: Will this person use the power of the nation's highest court to advance a moral and social vision that favors a "right" to kill unborn babies and for men to marry men?


Hirono and other Democrats clearly fear Barrett will not.


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