Schumer Claims Kavanaugh Is 'Willing To Allow The President To Overreach'

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has suggested Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is the most likely person from the list of 25 potential nominees to allow President Donald Trump to "overreach."

Schumer made the comments in an interview with AM 970 The Answer on Sunday morning, in which he expressed hopes that Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee had showed that he held "inappropriate" views on presidential power.

"With a president who seems to want to overreach in terms of his power, Kavanaugh, of the list of 25, was the one who is most willing to allow the president to overreach. He said a president should never be investigated or subpoenaed," Kavanaugh told radio host John Catsimatidis.

Schumer also questioned Kavanaugh's views on landmark abortion ruling Roe v. Wade, in the wake of leaked emails from Kavanaugh that suggest Trump's Supreme Court pick said the ruling could be overturned.

"I am not sure that all legal scholars refer to Roe as the settled law of the land at the Supreme Court level since Court can always overrule its precedent," the email reads. "Three current Justices on the Court would do so."

The topic of the emails came up in the committee hearing on Thursday, when California Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein asked Kavanaugh about the emails questioned whether he believed Roe v. Wade is the "correct law."

"The broader point was simply that I think it was overstating something about legal scholars, and I'm always concerned with accuracy, and I thought that was not quite an accurate description of all legal scholars because it referred to all," Kavanaugh responded.

The nominee faced tough questioning in the hearing, with Democrats also suggesting the hearing should be postponed following Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen pleading guilty to campaign finance violations.

"If the American people truly believe that Kavanaugh would overturn Roe and undo healthcare, there will be a bipartisan majority, Democrats and Republicans, to defeat him," Schumer continued on Sunday morning. "Whether the hearings prove that sufficiently to people, we will see."