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State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash

Hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper, State of the Union features interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy - covering Washington, the country and the world.

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Interviews with: Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash
May 8, 2022

First, Jake goes one-on-one with GOP Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves about the so-called "trigger law" in his state that would ban all abortions, except in cases of rape or to save the mother's life, if Roe v. Wade is overturned. They also discuss Mississippi’s high rate of infant mortality, child poverty, lack of paid maternity leave and its troubled foster care system. Next, Jake gets Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's reaction to the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on overturning Roe. They also discuss what Democrats are doing to oppose this potentially seismic shift for abortion access in the US, as well as her accusation that the conservative members of the court lied about their stance on abortion rights during their confirmation hearings. Was it perjury?

After, Jake interviews US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield about Russia’s nuclear threats ahead of its ‘Victory Day’ celebrations, as well as the intelligence the Biden administration is supplying to the Ukrainian military on Russian targets. Finally, Jake and the panel discuss the potential impact of the Supreme Court deciding to overturn Roe v. Wade and what that could mean for the future of other landmark decisions, including same-sex marriage.

On today’s panel: Editor-in-Chief of The Dispatch Jonah Goldberg, Democratic Strategist Hilary Rosen, President of the Judicial Crisis Network Carrie Severino and CNN Political Commentator Bakari Sellers.