The Huffington Post reports:
Federal judicial nominee Wendy Vitter refused to say on Wednesday whether she agreed with the landmark civil rights case that desegregated U.S. public schools.
During her confirmation hearing, Vitter, whom President Donald Trump nominated to become a federal judge in the Eastern District of Louisiana, would not say whether she believed the Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education, was correctly decided when Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) asked her about it.
“I don’t mean to be coy, but I think I get into a difficult area when I start commenting on Supreme Court decisions ― which are correctly decided, which I disagree with. Again, my personal, political or religious views, I would set aside,” she said, adding that she would uphold legal precedent.
The New York Daily News reports:
Vitter, who was given a unanimous “unqualified” rating by the American Bar Association, was also grilled by lawmakers over her staunch anti-abortion views.
The 56-year-old nominee once accused Planned Parenthood of “killing over 150,000 females a year,” seemingly without any proof to back it up. “Do you stand by that statement?” Blumenthal asked her.
Vitter avoided the question, only saying that she will “set aside” her religious and personal views as a federal judge. “You said Planned Parenthood kills 150,000 females. Do you stand by that statement? It’s a yes or no question,” Blumenthal pressed. “My pro-life stance has been made very clear,” Vitter responded.
Vitter is the wife of GOP Sen. David Vitter, who somehow survived an infamous diaper fetish prostitution scandal in 2007.
WATCH: During her confirmation hearing this morning (yes, this morning – in 2018), judicial nominee Wendy Vitter refused to say whether she agreed with the result in Brown v. Board of Education. #UnfitToJudge pic.twitter.com/RWroh0XUIC
— The Leadership Conference (@civilrightsorg) April 11, 2018