Trump’s federal judicial nominee Wendy Vitter refused to say if she supported or opposed the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, which banned segregation.
During Vitter’s Senate confirmation hearing, Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut asked Vitter: “Do you believe that Brown v. Board of Education was correctly decided?”
Vitter appeared uncomfortable answering the question:
Senator, 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 and which I may disagree with.
Vitter said she would put aside her “personal, political or religious views” and uphold the “binding” decision.
Blumenthal once more asked Vitter again if she agreed with the landmark ruling, but Vitter refused: “I would respectfully not comment on what could be my boss’ ruling.”
(Source: C-SPAN via YouTube)
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