He told Democratic senator Diane Fienstein that Roe v. Wade is a precedent that has been reaffirmed many times by the Supreme Court, which is an important issue to him because it makes the law more concrete.

“Once a case is settled, that adds to the determinancy of the law,” Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch told Feinstein. (sic)

Gorsuch was also asked by South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham what he would have done if Donald Trump asked him to overturn Roe v. Wade, and he replied, “I would have walked out the door.”

During questioning, Gorsuch also said, “I have offered no promises on how I’d rule, in any case, to anyone and I don’t think it’s appropriate for a judge to do so.”

Gorsuch skillfully defended his integrity as a judge, while not tipping his hand on how he might rule in the matter of Roe v. Wade. He has presented himself as a compelling, interesting an intelligent man who would rule on the merits of a law without being influenced by political forces.

He does not appear to be an overwhelmingly conservative judge, but a judge that may rule against the conservatives as often as he would rule for them. He may be the best the Democrats could hope for as a Trump nominee.