Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said on Sunday that lawmakers can’t “boil down” what a Supreme Court nominee would do in one case, such as Roe v. Wade, when determining whether to support a justice’s confirmation.
“You know, only time can tell what will happen to any one precedent,” he said.
“In any event, you can't look at the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice and boil down that jurist's contribution to the law, past and future, to what they might do with a single case,” he added.
The Utah Republican added that “overruling a precedent” is “a lot more complicated than people might think.”
He also labeled Barrett as a judge with “an incredible background.”