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Republicans stand behind Paul Ryan after he fumbles first big vote
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
House Speaker Paul Ryan admitted in a surprisingly candid Friday press conference that his caucus was experiencing “growing pains” that caused him to fall short of delivering long-promised votes to repeal and replace Obamacare. “Yeah, we’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future,” Ryan told reporters. It was a stunning admission from the leader of a party that has been promising to repeal the Affordable Care Act for seven years and now controls the White House and both houses of Congress.
Trump publicly stands by Ryan despite rumored discord
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Despite reports that the White House planned to blame House Speaker Paul Ryan for the failure of the Republican health care bill, President Trump publicly praised the speaker’s handling of the legislation on Friday. Trump’s comments came after it was announced that Republicans would abandon efforts to pass the bill and shortly after Ryan visited the White House. According to a senior Trump administration official, Ryan suggested not holding a floor vote because not enough votes had been mustered to pass the legislation, and Trump agreed.
Why Manafort’s offer to cooperate in probe is less than meets the eye
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
WASHINGTON — A surprise offer by Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, to “provide information” to congressional committees investigating links between the Trump campaign and Russia may be far more limited than it first appeared, according to congressional sources and others familiar with the matter. “Paul Manafort to Testify Before House Intelligence Panel,” read the headline in the New York Times.
Top Democrats claim ‘victory’ as GOP health bill fails
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
After the GOP replacement for Obamacare was dramatically pulled at the last minute, Democrats took a victory lap, mocking President Trump and claiming a win for their party and the American public.
Five takeaways from Trump’s health care crash and burn
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump’s failure to push a repeal of Obamacare through the House on Friday was a major setback in his first real test as president. Disregard the Chicken Littles who describe the health care failure as the end-all of everything. Trump has only been president for two months.
Dealmaker Trump can’t close the Obamacare deal
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump couldn’t close the deal — not even within his own party, not even with Republicans in control of the Congress — to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Trump predicts failure of health care bill will lead to a ‘truly great plan’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Trump spoke to reporters in the Oval Office shortly after news broke that Republican leaders would not hold a floor vote on the bill because they did not have enough votes to pass it. Trump began his remarks by lamenting that Democrats didn’t back this bill.
Hillary Clinton on GOP health bill breakdown: ‘The fight isn’t over yet’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Hillary Clinton praised the efforts of “people in every corner of our country” and then posted tweets about people who have benefited from the ACA.
The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot dead
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
An outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in broad daylight in Kiev Thursday, just two days after a lawyer for the family of a slain Russian whistleblower was injured in a mysterious fall from his fourth-story apartment near Moscow. Denis Voronenkov was a former Russian Communist Party member who’d become increasingly critical of Putin’s policies after fleeing to Ukraine in 2016. As it has after similar incidents, the Kremlin swiftly rejected any suggestion it was involved in Voronenkov’s murder.
Republicans stand behind Paul Ryan after fumbling first big vote
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
House Speaker Paul Ryan admitted in a surprisingly candid Friday press conference that his caucus was experiencing “growing pains” that caused him to fall short of delivering long-promised votes to repeal and replace Obamacare. “Yeah, were going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future,” Ryan told reporters. It was a stunning admission from the leader of a party that’s been promising to repeal the Affordable Care Act for seven years and now controls the White House and both houses of Congress.
GOP short of votes on health care bill as deadline looms
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
House Republicans on Friday appeared to be short of the votes they need to pass a Donald Trump-pushed bill to overhaul the nation’s health care system mere hours before they were scheduled to vote on the package. The Associated Press reported early Friday afternoon that the bill had yet to obtain enough votes to pass, according to House lawmakers and staffers, with a vote scheduled for 3:30 p.m. that afternoon. Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left the Capitol for the White House to brief Trump on his progress whipping votes for the American Health Care Act, which would repeal Obamacare and replace it with a Republican alternative that the House caucus’ conservative and moderate wings have objected to.
Are rape, incest God’s will? GOP lawmaker fumbles answer
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Defending a controversial bill that would put extreme limitations on access to abortion, an Oklahoma state lawmaker reluctantly admitted he believes that rape and incest may represent the will of God. Rep. George Faught, a Republican from Oklahoma’s 14th District, is the author of House Bill 1549, or the “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2017.” The bill proposes to prohibit abortions on the basis of genetic anomalies, such as Down syndrome. The debate over the bill Tuesday got sidetracked into a discussion of the morality of abortion in cases of rape and incest.
White House on Obamacare vote: U.S. ‘not a dictatorship’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Bracing for the possible defeat of the Republican plan to repeal and replace parts of Obamacare, the White House emphasized Friday that President Trump had done everything he could to muscle the controversial bill to passage. Hours before a scheduled House of Representatives vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Spicer told reporters that “you can’t force someone to vote a certain way” but described Trump as having led an aggressive campaign on the measure’s behalf.
House GOP abruptly scraps health care vote
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
House Speaker Paul Ryan suddenly pulled the President Trump-backed bill to repeal and replace Obamacare in a last minute admission he was not able to whip the required 216 votes Friday afternoon. A House leadership aide told Yahoo News that Trump asked Ryan to drop the vote. The move also raises serious questions about how effective Ryan can be as speaker, and even arguably how long speakership is going to last.
Coulter, Breitbart, Drudge torch health care bill backed by Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
With the vote on the American Health Care Act looming, conservative media personalities and outlets that were backers of President Trump throughout the campaign are attacking the Obamacare replacement bill the White House supports. Ann Coulter, right-wing provocateur and an avid supporter of the Trump campaign, has been attacking the bill as “Obamacare Lite” since its text became public, hammering House Speaker Paul Ryan along the way. “Could some investigative reporter write a piece explaining why Ryan is so hellbent on this deeply unpopular healthcare bill?” she wrote earlier this week, before criticizing Trump and Ryan for making tax cuts next on their legislative agenda instead of trade and immigration.
As deadline looms on GOP health care bill, lawmakers uncertain about its fate
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
House Republicans on Friday appeared to have no idea whether they had the votes to pass a Donald Trump-pushed bill to overhaul the nation’s health care system mere hours before they were scheduled to vote on the package. Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left the Capitol for the White House to brief Trump on his progress whipping votes for the American Health Care Act, which would repeal Obamacare and replace it with a Republican alternative that the House caucus’ conservative and moderate wings have objected to. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, said he believed the vote would be a “cliffhanger.” The vote was scheduled for 5 p.m., sources said.
GOP lawmaker calls rape and incest will of God in defense of anti
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Defending a controversial bill that would put extreme limitations on access to abortion, an Oklahoma lawmaker reluctantly admitted he believes that rape and incest may represent the will of God. Rep. George Faught, a Republican from Oklahoma’s 14th District, is the author of House Bill 1549, or the “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2017.” The bill proposes to prohibit abortions on the basis of genetic anomalies, such as Down syndrome. The debate over the bill Tuesday got sidetracked into a discussion of the morality of abortion in cases of rape and incest.
Trump turns up heat on House GOP before health care vote
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump put pressure on the House of Representatives to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) Friday morning as its prospects looked bleaker.
White House ‘confident’ about health care vote despite delay
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The White House said a House floor vote on the GOP health care bill was postponed simply for scheduling reasons on Thursday and officials remain “confident” it will pass. Shortly after news of the delay broke, White House principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters the vote was put off to avoid holding it in the wee hours of Friday morning. “We are going to start the debate tonight on the vote as planned,” Sanders said.
GOP critic of health care bill says Trump will win despite delay
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the head of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, went out of his way to praise President Trump’s negotiating skills when announcing to reporters Thursday that there were still “30 to 40” House members whom the White House had failed to woo in time for the planned health care vote that evening. “We would not be where we are today even considering this if it were not for President Trump’s personal involvement,” Meadows said, minutes after House leaders announced they were scrapping their much-touted plan to vote Thursday on the repeal-and-replace measure.
President Trump’s big
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
As President Trump was testing out a big rig’s horn on the White House South Lawn Thursday afternoon, the Republicans’ proposed Obamacare replacement bill was stalling out in the House.
Intel chair Nunes admits mishandling Trump wiretap claim
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
House intelligence committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., apologized to members of the panel today for his public claims about intelligence community surveillance of President Trump’s transition team amid charges from Democrats that his unilateral announcement on the White House lawn had “betrayed” the panel’s bipartisan investigation of Russian cyberattacks on the 2016 election. “At this point, the committee’s independence is on life support,” Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., told Yahoo News after a closed-door meeting of the committee Thursday. “Not since Sept. 11 has this committee been charged with such an important responsibility,” Swalwell added, referring to the panel’s Russia probe.
GOP Sen. Roberts: I ‘deeply regret’ quip about insurance coverage for mammograms
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., speaks at Secretary of Agriculture nominee Sonny Perdue’s confirmation hearing. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., expressed remorse Thursday for making a sarcastic comment implying that coverage for mammograms shouldn’t be a requirement for the GOP’s insurance plan. Mammograms are essential to women’s health & I never intended to indicate otherwise,” he tweeted.
Trump supporter: My husband is being deported Friday
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
As a popular Indiana restaurant owner faces deportation under President Trump’s immigration directives, his family becomes the latest in a series of Trump supporters to find campaign promises affecting their lives. According to a report from Indiana Public Radio, Roberto Beristain’s family said he’s expected to be deported on Friday and has already been moved from the detention facility in Wisconsin where they had been visiting him. Beristain is the owner of Eddie’s Steak Shed in Granger, Ind., which he purchased from his sister-in-law earlier this month after eight years of working at the restaurant.
Spicer scolds wary GOP over ‘free votes’ to repeal Obamacare
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Shortly before Republican leaders postponed a vote on repealing and replacing Obamacare, the White House on Thursday scolded Republicans who took “free votes” to roll back the law while Barack Obama was in office but balk at supporting President Trump’s health care plan. “You’ve taken a bunch of these free votes when it didn’t matter because you didn’t have a Republican president. “Well, this is a live ball now, and this is for real, and we’re going to do what we pledged to the American people and keep our word,” Spicer told reporters at his daily briefing.
Democrat Joe Manchin cautions against Gorsuch filibuster: ‘What goes around comes around’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Thursday that he would not join a Democratic filibuster of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, arguing that the integrity of the Senate needs to be preserved. Manchin, a conservative Democrat and key vote, told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric that Senate decorum needs to be preserved and that it started to fall apart in 2013 when then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid instituted the so-called nuclear option.
Chuck Schumer says Democrats will filibuster Neil Gorsuch
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Republicans have said they will change Senate rules to end the 60-vote floor for voting on Supreme Court nominees if Democrats block President Donald Trump’s nominee. “If this nominee cannot earn 60 votes—a bar met by each of President Obama’s nominees and President Bush’s nominees—the answer is not to change the rules, it’s to change the nominee,” Schumer said.
Time magazine presses Trump on his slew of evidence
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump says he doesn’t necessarily need facts before making such evidence-free claims as, say, former President Barack Obama’s wiretapping the phones at Trump Tower, because they’ve later been proved right. “I’m a very instinctual person,” Trump told Time magazine’s Michael Scherer in a phone interview from the Oval Office on Wednesday. The president offered a list things he says he “predicted” would happen, including Brexit, Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal, Bernie Sanders’ loss in the Democratic primary — even his false suggestion that a terror attack had occurred in Sweden the night before.
Rick Perry, the man in charge of America’s nukes, weighs in on Texas A&M student election
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Energy Secretary Rick Perry, right, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, speaks during a swearing-in ceremony in early March. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, the man in charge of America’s supply of nuclear weapons, took the time Wednesday to criticize Texas A&M’s election for student body president. Perry’s complaint was about the process by which Bobby Brooks, who would become the first openly gay student president in the university’s history, won the election last month.
‘America is stronger’: Obama defends Affordable Care Act ahead of GOP House vote
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Barack Obama signs the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the East Room of the White House in Washington seven years ago. Former President Barack Obama released a statement on the seventh anniversary of having signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law — providing an impassioned defense of his landmark health care bill as it’s under fierce attack. The statement from the Office of Barack and Michelle Obama was sent out Thursday morning, ahead of an expected House Republicans vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would essentially repeal and replace the 2010 law commonly known as Obamacare.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan dismisses Trump Jr.’s Twitter jab following attack
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
London Mayor Sadiq Khan declined to respond to an insult from U.S. President Trump’s son hours after a terrorist attack at the Houses of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday. “You have to be kidding me?!” Trump Jr. wrote. Trump Jr. mischaracterized Khan’s statements as if he had said that terrorism is an inevitable consequence of living in a big city and that nothing could be done.
McCain: Nunes’ action as intelligence committee chair ‘very disturbing’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Nunes, the California Republican who heads the House intelligence committee, called a press conference Wednesday to announce that he had informed the White House that Trump transition communications may have been subject to “incidental collection” in the course of surveillance of other targets, possibly foreign. Nunes faced severe criticism from both sides of the aisle for making the information available to the press and the White House before briefing other members of his own committee, which is currently investigating suspicions of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Will Democrats filibuster Gorsuch? Republicans don’t think so.
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
As Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing comes to a close, the clock is ticking for Senate Democrats to decide whether they'll take the unusual step of filibustering his nomination.
White House all in before crucial health care vote: 'There is no Plan B'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
On what could be the eve of a crucial health care vote and with the reported numbers still seemingly unfavorable, the White House remained confident that the American Health Care Act would pass the House on Thursday. “Piece by piece, member by member, we’re getting there, and we’re getting much closer,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday of gathering the votes necessary to repeal Obamacare. The White House team did have some success on Wednesday, flipping Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., to a “yes” vote after assuring him that they supported his proposed amendment, which would deny health care credits to undocumented immigrants.
Billionaire raises questions about Putin critic’s mysterious fall
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A U.K.-based billionaire is raising pointed questions about the most recent in a series of mysterious accidents, illnesses and muggings to befall critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin: lawyer Nikolai Gorokhov’s fall from a window of his fourth-floor apartment near Moscow earlier this week. “People don’t just go falling out of their apartments,” Bill Browder, the American-born CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga Wednesday. Browder, whose net worth is estimated at around $4 billion, is the grandson of longtime American Communist Party leader Earl Browder, and a former ally turned vocal critic of Putin.
GOP Rep. Brooks bashes party’s health care bill ahead of key vote
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
The American Health Care Act, embraced by Speaker Paul Ryan, is in danger of losing too many Republican votes to pass during Thursday’s vote in the House. Brooks’s Freedom Caucus, a group of staunchly conservative lawmakers, is opposing the bill in its current form, and there was speculation Wednesday that the vote may be delayed. “The best argument that the proponents of the legislation have right now is that it’s not as bad as Obamacare.
Senator Tim Kaine: Nunes intel disclosure a ‘distraction’ from Russia investigation
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Senator Tim Kaine, D-Va., said Wednesday that the announcement by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., stating that intelligence agencies had swept up incidental communications from the Trump campaign was intended to distract attention from the FBI’s investigation. “I think it’s an attempt to distract from something that clearly makes the administration — and many members of the GOP — very, very nervous: the ongoing investigation that the FBI has acknowledged into contacts between the Trump campaign — and possibly the transition and administration — and the Russian government,” Kaine, who ran as Hillary Clinton’s nominee for vice president against Trump in 2016, told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric.
White House says it’s ‘insane’ to suggest Trump knew campaign chairman worked on pro
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
On Wednesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer sought to put additional distance between President Trump and his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. Yahoo News asked Spicer about an Associated Press report that Manafort crafted a plan to advance Putin’s interests in 2005 for a billionaire client with ties to the Russian president.
Trump faces off against Washington Republicans used to saying no
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
President Trump, while trying to push a health care bill through Congress, is also trying to overcome a Republican political culture that for years has rewarded saying no to political leaders. For most of the last decade, many Republicans in Congress who wanted to raise money or their profile have followed an easy playbook. Outside groups such as Heritage Action, FreedomWorks and The Club for Growth — who are now opposing Trump’s health care replacement, saying it does not go far enough — followed this arc as well.
Biden rallies Democrats against GOP health care bill
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Former Vice President Joe Biden rallied Democrats Wednesday against the Republican attempt to pass a health care bill that would replace former President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment. Biden had been keeping a relatively low public profile since Trump’s January inauguration. “This is not going to pass,” Biden said on the steps of the Capitol, standing in front of a large group of House Democrats.
EMILY’s List: An unprecedented 10,000 women have told us they want to run for office, thanks to Trump
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
EMILY’s List announced Wednesday that more than 10,000 women have reached out to the group since Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to say they want to run for office, a record number in such a short time for the group. “Over ten thousand women isn’t a ripple — it’s a wave,” said EMILY’s List president Stephanie Schriock in a statement.
As Gorsuch is testifying, Supreme Court undermines his decision in school disabilities case
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Senate Democrats seized on a Supreme Court ruling handed down Wednesday morning — less than an hour into the third day of the confirmation hearing for nominee Neil Gorsuch — to question the judgment of President Trump’s choice to fill the empty seat on the high court. The unanimous decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District expanded the obligations of public-school districts to provide an adequate education to disabled students under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts rejected a standard that Gorsuch had used to decide a similar case in 2008, Thompson School District v. Luke P.
Follow live: Gorsuch Supreme Court confirmation hearings
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, continue Wednesday, with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioning the federal judge from Colorado for the second straight day. Yahoo News Senior National Affairs Reporter Liz Goodwin is in Washington, D.C., covering the hearings on Capitol Hill. Follow her instant analysis in the liveblog below.
WSJ: Trump clings to wiretap claim ‘like a drunk to an empty gin bottle,’ damaging his credibility
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Trump hugs a U.S. flag at a rally in Tampa in October. President Trump is clinging to his wiretapping claim “like a drunk to an empty gin bottle,” the Wall Street Journal said in a scathing editorial published Tuesday night. “If President Trump announces that North Korea launched a missile that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans believe him?
Trump on the health care vote: ‘I hope that it’s going to all work out’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
WASHINGTON — President Trump drummed up support for the GOP health care bill and expressed optimism it will pass a House floor vote in a Tuesday night speech before an audience of Republican members of Congress, donors and loyalists.
Pelosi on health care fight: ‘Next 48 hours will be all hands on deck’
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was asked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday whom she considers the current leader of the Democratic Party. “Well, President Obama was the president of the United States until a matter of weeks ago.
A boom in medical tourism to Mexico predicted if Obamacare ends
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
A woman enters a dentists’ office in Tijuana, Mexico. Data from a U.S. government survey suggests that 150,000 to 320,000 Americans list health care as a reason for traveling abroad each year. Because Medicare offers virtually no coverage for dental work, Mexican border towns like Nogales have become go-to destinations for affordable, quality dental care among seniors and snowbirds from southern Arizona, California, and Texas.
Gorsuch Supreme Court confirmation hearings: Day 2
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, were under way Tuesday, with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioning the federal judge from Colorado. Yahoo News Senior National Affairs Reporter Liz Goodwin was in Washington, D.C., covering the hearings on Capitol Hill. Yahoo News’ instant analysis from the day’s proceedings is the blog below.
Gorsuch hearing puts spotlight on medical aid in dying
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
As Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch faces a Senate confirmation vote, a 2006 book he authored arguing against assisted suicide and euthanasia is receiving renewed attention, and so is the related, although distinct, practice of medical aid in dying. The husband of the late Brittany Maynard, who ended her own life with medication in 2014 after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor, says Gorsuch would alter his views if he saw the reality of the practice. “The experience that I went through … if Neil Gorsuch or anyone in his position had seen firsthand what medical aid in dying is, he would probably have a much different opinion,” Dan Diaz said in an interview with Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric.
Tuesday’s top moments from the Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearings
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, politics
Day two of confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, was eventful, as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned the federal judge from Colorado. WASHINGTON — Gorsuch said he was never asked by Trump to promise to overturn the landmark Supreme Court case protecting a woman’s right to an abortion and would have promptly walked out on the president if he had. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Gorsuch on the second day of his confirmation hearing if the president had ever made Gorsuch promise to vote to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision if he were confirmed to the Supreme Court.