민주당 took to 소셜 미디어 to slam President Trump’s choice of Amy Coney Barrett 판사 for the 대법원 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, 그리고 헌법 was designed to give voters a voice on who makes those decisions,” 바이든이 말했다. “그만큼 상원 shouldn’t act until after the American people select their next president and the next 회의. Americans deserve to be heard.”
His running mate, 2020 vice presidential nominee 카말라 해리스, claimed in a tweet that the president’s choice made it clear 공화당 원 are intent on destroying the Affordable Care Act and overturning Roe v. Wade, 그만큼 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision on 낙태.
“This selection would move the court further right for a generation & harm millions of Americans,” Harris said. “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,” 그녀는 덧붙였다.
In line with the Democrats’ broader argument against Republicans’ supposed hypocrisy, California’s Democratic 정부. 개빈 뉴섬 tweeted a video of Barrett from ㅏ 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 척 슈머, D-N.Y., 트윗 that a vote for Barrett is a vote to “eliminate health care for millions in the middle of a pandemic” and Democratic House Speaker 낸시 펠로시, D- 칼리프., blasted the president specifically — not even naming Barrett.
“4 년 동안, President Trump has tried to crush the Affordable Care Act,” 그녀가 적었다. “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.”
캘리포니아 민주당 대표. 아담 쉬프 트윗 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 [그만큼] 취임,” he urged.
Washington State 민주주의 정부. Jay Inslee 그것을 썼다 718,000 Washingtonians stand to lose their health care coverage under Barrett, and others like 펜실베니아 민주주의 이것의. 밥 케이시 과 텍사스 Senate candidate MJ Hegar slammed GOP members for rushing the confirmation through in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“If John Cornyn and his boss 미치 맥코넬 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.
폭스 뉴스’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.