Kamala Harris repeats her words in fumbled answer to interview question | Washington Examiner
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By: Washington Examiner
Vice President Kamala Harris repeated her words and appeared to struggle in providing a clear answer during a Friday interview about Roe v. Wade.
Harris had been asked if former Democratic presidents and members of Congress failed to codify Roe v. Wade"over the past five decades" since the precedent was established, with Harris giving a confusing answer in response, as seen in a CBS interview.
"I think that, to be very honest with you, I do believe that we should have rightly believed what we certainly believe that certain issues are just settled. Certain issues are just settled," Harris said.
Q: Did Democrats fail…to not codify Roe v. Wade over the past 5 decades?
Harris: "I think that, to be very honest with you, I do believe that we should have rightly believed what we certainly believe that certain issues are just settled."pic.twitter.com/2yJej8N3HW
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Robert Costa, the correspondent interviewing Harris, responded to her answer and said the issues "clearly" weren't settled. Harris agreed, adding that she believes the United States is "living, sadly, in real unsettled times."
Harris had previously appeared to draw a connection between the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade to the legacy of slavery on July 2. While speaking to a crowd in New Orleans, the vice president argued that the high court's ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization served as an example of America "trying to claim ownership over human bodies."
In the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the Supreme Court voted in favor of Mississippi being able to maintain its law banning abortion after 15 weeks of gestation. Joining Justice Samuel Alito in favor of the ruling were Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Chief Justice John Roberts.