Buffalo, NY -- Feb 2000 -- Hillary Rodham Clinton began the first day of her official Senate candidacy by saying she would put an abortion litmus test on judicial nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court.
In an interview with the Associated Press, the first lady said voting for a nominee with pro-life views would be unthinkable. "I can't imagine I would vote to confirm such a nominee," the pro-abortion First Lady said.
Mrs. Clinton's expected Republican opponent, New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, who also is pro-abortion, said Sunday he would not rule out backing a judge with pro-life views.
Clinton also implied that Giuliani could not be trusted not to flip-flop on abortion once in the Senate. "I've seen it time and time again people who claim to be independent, all of a sudden vote with the Republican leadership because if they don't, they don't get support raising funds for their campaigns, they don't get the committee assignments that they want," she said.