Alito: Those Weren’t My Personal Views, I Was Just Lying To Get A Job

Yesterday, Alito’s 1985 application for a job in the Justice Department was released. In it, he says he “personally believed” a woman’s right to choose was not protected by the Constitution:


Alito is now dismissing the document, claiming he was just saying what he needed to say to ingratiate himself with his potential bosses in the Reagan administration. Here’s what Alito told Sen. Diane Feinstein this afternoon.

It was different then. I was an advocate seeking a job. It was a political job.

Translation: those weren’t my personal views, I was just lying to get a job.