WATCH: Feinstein repeatedly questions Barrett on Roe v. Wade in Fiery Exchange

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On day 2 of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing, Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein repeatedly questioned Barrett on her stance on Roe v. Wade.

Barrett replies “I have an agenda to stick to the rule of law and decide cases as they come.”

Feinstein asked “Do you agree with Justice Scalia’s view that Roe was wrongly decided?”

Barrett replied “If I express a view on a precedent one way or another…it signals to litigants that I may tilt one way or another in a pending case.”

Feinstein fired back “It’s distressing not to get a straight answer, so let me try again.” She asks again.

Barrett: “I can’t pre-commit.” “I have no agenda to overrule Casey.” (Planned Parenthood vs. Casey)

Feinstein also asked “So the question comes, what happens? And will this justice support a law that has substantial precedent now?”

Barrett replied ” I will follow the law of stare decisis applying it as the court has articulated it.”

Feinstein says”Well I think that’s expected.”

Sen Feinstein, well known for her gun control advocacy, now asking Judge Barrett if local/state/federal governments have a compelling interest in “limiting gun violence.”

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