'I Do': Mike Pence Doubles Down on Campaign Pledge to See Roe v. Wade Overturned

| JUL 11, 2018 | 8:37 PM

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Vice President Mike Pence doubled down on his pro-life campaign promise in a Tuesday interview with CNN, saying he wants to see Roe v. Wade overturned.

Pence sat down with CNN's Dana Bash to talk about President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

When Bash asked if he would like to see the 1973 ruling overturned, Pence nodded and said: “I do, but I haven't been nominated to the Supreme Court.”

Watch the video below, via CNN:

According to the Los Angeles Times, during a 2016 presidential campaign rally, Pence called for Roe v. Wade to be “consigned to the ash heap of history where it belongs.”

Bash pressed the vice president on campaign promises he and Trump made about nominating Supreme Court justices that would overturn the case, asking if he was worried Kavanaugh wouldn't act to repeal Roe v. Wade if given the chance:

“I'm pro-life, and I don’t apologize for it. I'm proud to be part of a pro-life administration that's advanced pro-life policies. But what I can assure you is that what the president was looking for here was a nominee who will respect the Constitution as written, who will faithfully uphold the Constitution and all of his interpretations of the law.”

Pence insisted that neither he nor Trump asked Kavanaugh about Roe v. Wade during his judicial interview. He claimed that they both focused on Kavanaugh's “credentials” and “judicial philosophy.”

“What I can assure people who voted for us, is that this will continue to be a pro-life administration,” Pence said when asked how he can assure the pro-life voters that this is the man who can keep Trump's pro-life campaign promise.

Kavanaugh was nominated by Trump on Monday to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who will be retiring at the end of July.