Warren: Kavanaugh ‘Not a Supporter’ of ‘Rights of Americans to Retain Their Health Care’

‘Kavanaugh has already made clear that he’s not a supporter of the health care bill and the rights of Americans to retain their health care protection’

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O'DONNELL: "Senator, your experience dealing with Senator Collins and Merkowski, what do you think are the most effective lines of persuasion on this issue?"
WARREN: "Look, they will make their own decisions, but both of them have been quite public about their pro-choice views. They understand a woman's constitutional right to make a decision about her own body. They have been very strong in saying they did not want to criminalize abortion and did not want to punish women. But they also care deeply about health care. Remember, they voted to help preserve health care coverage for tens of millions of Americans and we know health care is going to be on the line with this Supreme Court pick. And Judge Kavanaugh has already made clear that he's not a supporter of the health care bill and the rights of Americans to retain their health care protection. So I think those are two issues that are going to be powerfully important to senator Collins, to senator merkowski, but I think they should be important to every senator. I think every single senator has a responsibility as they prepare to vote on this nomination to look at the question of what it will mean for a woman's constitutional right to choose. What it will mean for health care for tens of millions of Americans, what it will mean for having a justice that has already indicated that he's concerned about whether or not a sitting president has indictments outstanding against him, whether or not we're going to be able to protect environmental laws. The list is a long list, but right there at the top of it is going to be a real decider for a whole lot of people in the United States Senate."

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