CNA Staff, Sep 30, 2020 / 08:00 am
The future of Roe v. Wade and the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court were raised in Tuesday night's presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden.
While the 90-minute debate, held in Cleveland, Ohio, was marked by fiery exchanges from both candidates, with frequent interruptions during answers, both presidential candidates did offer some remarks on abortion and the Supreme Court.
Moderator Chris Wallace asked the candidates about Trump's recent nomination of Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court, and for their thoughts about how Barrett might change the balance of the court.
Trump, who answered first, said that Barrett was a "phenomenal nominee" who had the support of "very liberal people from Notre Dame and other places." Barrett, said Trump, is "going to be fantastic."