Is this your first supreme court hearing? The judges NEVER speculate, grade other opinions, or answer questions on hypothetical cases that may come up before them in the future, in order to maintain their impartiality and independence. This goes back to RUTH BADER GINSBURG who said during her hearing: ELENA KAGAN also refused to answer questions on Roe-Wade: SONIA SOTOMAYOR: STEPHEN BREYER: JOHN ROBERTS: And the Democrats know all this before they ask the questions. They're not looking for actual answers when they ask about transfer of power, abortion, etc... They are just trying plant that seed of doubt into the public's mind in order to score political points and get in a few jabs on Trump before the election, which is expected. If the situation were reversed, the Republicans would be asking the tough questions, just to score political points.