Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton said that it is “time for Roe V. Wade to go” moments after President Donald Trump floated Cotton’s name as a possible Supreme Court Justice pick.
When Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh replaced former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy after a highly contentious confirmation process, progressive groups, media and activists alike said Kavanaugh was the fifth vote needed to overturn Roe v. Wade. But those warnings didn’t come to fruition after the Supreme Court struck down a law in June that would have significantly restricted abortion access.
Should Cotton be nominated to the Supreme Court, the Arkansas senator could be that fifth vote. (RELATED: Liberal Groups Warned That Kavanaugh Would Push SCOTUS Dramatically To The Right. Their Fears Haven’t Been Met)
It’s time for Roe v. Wade to go.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) September 9, 2020
Cotton has criticized Planned Parenthood and abortion advocacy and has an ‘A’ rating from the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List. In May, Cotton led GOP senators in urging the Justice Department to investigate reports that 37 Planned Parenthood affiliates improperly received over $80 million in coronavirus funding. (RELATED: Cotton Praises Ruling Upholding Arkansas Abortion