For you, the president that nominated you has said I will nominate someone who is anti-choice and pro-gun. And we believe what he said. What women have won through Roe, and a host of privacy cases, yet to be able to control their own reproductive system. To have basic privacy rights, really extraordinarily important to this side of the aisle.
And I hope the other side of the aisle as well.>> You've taken the unorthodox position. The president should not be burdened with a criminal or civil investigation while in office. Now we have a president who has declared in the last 24 hours that the Department of Justice shouldn't prosecute Republicans.
Alice in Wonderland.>> This is a president who's shown us consistently that he's contemptuous of the rule of law. He has said and done things as president, which we've never seen before in our history. And it's that president who's decided you are his man. You're the person he wants on the Supreme Court, you are his personal choice.
So are people nervous about this? Are they concerned about it? Of course they are.>> Our courts and individual judges have been under assault. Not just by a solitary disappointed litigant, but by the President of the United States. So today we will begin a hearing, in which it is our duty to carry on the American constitutional tradition that John Adams stood up for many centuries ago.
And that is to be, in his words, a government of laws and not men. To me that means figuring out what your views are Judge, on whether a president is above the law.