Hillary Clinton: 'Of course' Kavanaugh will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade
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Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: Trump pushes to speed up 5G rollout | Judge hits Roger Stone with full gag order | Google ends forced arbitration | Advertisers leave YouTube after report on pedophile ring 4 ways Hillary looms over the 2020 race Hillary Clinton met with Biden, Klobuchar to talk 2020: report 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 TrumpSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall 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 CollinsOn The Money: Senate Dems to introduce resolution blocking Trump emergency declaration | Banks made billion in extra profits thanks to GOP tax law | IRS analyst charged with leaking Cohen's financial records Senate Dems to introduce resolution blocking Trump's emergency declaration The Hill's Morning Report - What to watch for as Mueller’s probe winds down 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.