CNN brought out Susan Squier, who graduated from Princeton with Justice Samuel Alito 50 years ago, to attack the conservative justice over his recently-leaked early decision draft.
The draft, which indicated that the Supreme Court might be poised to overturn two landmark abortion rulings — Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey — has sparked outrage among Democrats and left-leaning pundits, and has led to protests at the Court and at the private homes of individual justices.
Squier, now a professor at Penn State University, said that she had been so angry that she helped to organize a group letter — signed by herself and some of the other women in Alito’s graduating class — attacking her former classmate, and she joined anchor John Berman on CNN’s “New Day” to discuss the draft that she claimed had left her “stunned” and “angry.”
“I mean, I have read a lot of medical history going back, for doing literature and medicine, and his is like a greatest hits of misogyny,” she said. “He doesn’t consider the context. And this man was a historian at Princeton. He was a double major in history and Poli sci. But it is as if he doesn’t believe history actually involves a record of things changing. Instead, it is history as, ‘let’s go back to the Salem witch trials.’ It makes me so angry.”