Demokrate took to sosiale media to slam President Trump’s choice of Regter Amy Coney Barrett vir die Hooggeregshof after the president’s announcement Saturday night — with one senator claiming the nomination is the result of an “illegitimate process.”
“Supreme Court decisions affect our everyday lives, en die Grondwet was designed to give voters a voice on who makes those decisions,” Biden gesê. “Die Senaat shouldn’t act until after the American people select their next president and the next Kongres. Americans deserve to be heard.”
His running mate, 2020 vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, claimed in a tweet that the president’s choice made it clear Republikeine are intent on destroying the Affordable Care Act and overturning Roe v. Wade, die 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision on aborsie.
“This selection would move the court further right for a generation & harm millions of Americans,” Harris gesê. “I strongly oppose Judge Barrett’s nomination.”
“This is about health care, reproductive rights, full equality for LGBTQ people, our planet, and so much more,” wrote Buttigieg. “The stakes of this struggle could not be higher.”
Warren said that who Barrett is “in many ways doesn’t matter.”
“We know exactly what that person is being picked to do: complete a decades-long assault on our judiciary by billionaires and giant corporations to tilt the courts for the rich and powerful,” she asserted.
“Amy Coney Barrett will work to gut Roe v. Wade and the ACA, taking away health care coverage from millions of Americans—including those with pre-existing conditions,” she tweeted minutes later. “And make no mistake: Trump is counting on her to swing the Supreme Court in his favor when he loses this election.”
“Alongside her dangerous, ultra-conservative record, she’s not fit to serve on the Supreme Court,” het sy bygevoeg.
In line with the Democrats’ broader argument against Republicans’ supposed hypocrisy, California’s Democratic Goewerneur. Gavin Newsom tweeted a video of Barrett from a 2016 CBS News interview regarding the filling of Justice Antonin Scalia’s vacant seat.
“Here is Judge Amy Coney Barrett explaining why it’s wrong to fill a SCOTUS vacancy during a presidential election year,” Newsom wrote in a caption.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., getwiet that a vote for Barrett is a vote to “eliminate health care for millions in the middle of a pandemic” and Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Kalifornië., blasted the president specifically — not even naming Barrett.
“Vir vier jaar, President Trump has tried to crush the Affordable Care Act,” sy het geskryf. “With his Supreme Court nominee, he is threatening the destruction of every benefit and protection of the ACA, including life-saving protections for 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions.”
Kalifornië Demokratiese Rep. Adam Schiff getwiet that Republicans were “rushing” Barrett into a lifetime appointment so she can strike down important health care and because, “Republicans also fear they’re losing the election and want her to deliver the election for Trump.”
“No confirmation before [die] inhuldiging,” he urged.
Washington-staat Demokraties Goewerneur. Jay Inslee wrote that 718,000 Washingtonians stand to lose their health care coverage under Barrett, and others like Pennsylvania Demokraties Sy. Bob Casey en Texas Senate candidate MJ Hegar slammed GOP members for rushing the confirmation through in the midst of the Covid-19-pandemie.
“If John Cornyn and his boss Mitch McConnell can rush to confirm Amy Coney Barrett, the Senate could’ve been a functional legislative body passing desperately needed COVID-19 relief and more,” wrote Hegar. “Instead they’re pushing their partisan agenda to strip us of our health care.”
A source familiar with the process told Fox News that Oct. 12 is the target date for the beginning of confirmation hearings.
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