Gorsuch: Trump never asked me to rule against Roe v. Wade

President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday that Trump never asked him to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide.

The question came from Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe Memo: Trump and McCabe go to war Graham seeks new Rosenstein testimony after explosive McCabe interview Senate confirms Trump pick William Barr as new attorney general MORE (R-S.C.) during the second day of Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Graham asked the federal appellate judge if he had ever met Trump personally. Gorsuch said he had not, until his interview for the nomination.


“In that interview did he ever ask you to overrule Roe v. Wade?” Graham asked.

When Gorsuch said no, Graham asked what he would have done if Trump had asked that question.  

“Senator, I would have walked out the door,” Gorsuch replied. “It’s not what judges do. I don’t do it at that end of Pennsylvania Avenue and they shouldn’t do it at this end either, respectfully.”