Senator Joe Manchin on the abortion decision
From his congressional website:
“I am deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. It has been the law of the land for nearly 50 years and was understood to be settled precedent. I trusted Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh when they testified under oath that they also believed Roe v. Wade was settled legal precedent and I am alarmed they chose to reject the stability the ruling has provided for two generations of Americans.
“As a Catholic, I was raised pro-life and will always consider myself pro-life. But I have come to accept that my definition of pro-life may not be someone else’s definition of pro-life. I believe that exceptions should be made in instances of rape, incest and when the life of the mother is in jeopardy. But let me be clear, I support legislation that would codify the rights Roe v. Wade previously protected. I am hopeful Democrats and Republicans will come together to put forward a piece of legislation that would do just that.”
What bullshit, Senator. "Settled precedent"? Trump campaigned in 2016 that he would, first and foremost, appoint judges to overturn Roe v. Wade and his list of pre-approved nominees came straight from the ultra-conservative Federalist Society. I don’t think you’re disappointed – you knew exactly what would happen. So enough with the fake outrage -- unless you’re willing to scrap the filibuster, we all know your support for codifying Roe v. Wade is totally meaningless.
Senator Shelley Moore Capito on the abortion decision
And from Capito’s congressional website via WV Metro News on September 14, 2018, here's Capito’s statement on Justice Kavanaugh and precedent:
Democrats and others who oppose to Kavanaugh are concerned about what a Justice Kavanaugh could mean for possible legal proceedings against President Donald Trump and the future of abortion rights, as affirmed in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. . . .
As for abortion rights, Capito said it was a topic in her one-on-one discussion with Kavanaugh on July 12.
“The precedent has a heavy weight in making a decision,” she said.
Don’t worry, Senator, the “precedent” of state media never calling you out on your lies and contradictions is well established – no one is going ask you about this.