Hillary Clinton: 'Of course' Kavanaugh will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade
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Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Bernie Sanders records announcement video ahead of possible 2020 bid Overnight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants MORE said on Wednesday Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would "of course" vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.

In a series of tweets, Clinton pointed to various instances in Kavanaugh's record that indicated support for overturning the landmark case, which established the right of women to have an abortion in the U.S.

"If Brett Kavanaugh becomes a Supreme Court justice, will he help gut or overturn Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in America? Yes, of course he will," the former 2016 Democratic nominee tweeted.

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"A few weeks before Kavanaugh's name appeared on President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE's short list for a new justice, Kavanaugh praised the dissent in the Roe v. Wade case and called former Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist his 'hero,' noting that 'he clearly wanted to overrule Roe,'" she continued.

"Anti-abortion groups have endorsed Kavanaugh, considering him a reliable vote to overturn Roe," Clinton finished. "His confirmation would be a victory for activists who want to end a woman's right to make her own health decisions."

Clinton's statements came amid the second day of Kavanaugh's contentious hearings in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The hearings were marked with protests and demands from Democrats for more information on the nominee's time as White House lawyer for the George W. Bush administration.

Senators including Republican Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsCongress must step up to protect Medicare home health care Business, conservative groups slam Trump’s national emergency declaration The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Trump escalates border fight with emergency declaration MORE (Maine) have argued that any nominee's views on Roe v. Wade must be that the case is settled law, and not open for debate. Critics of Kavanaugh have questioned whether assurances Collins said she received last month on the issue were believable.

“We talked about whether he considered Roe to be settled law. And he said that he agreed with what Justice [John] Roberts said at his nomination hearing, at which he said that it was settled law,” Collins told reporters after meeting with the nominee last month.