Crossfire

Barrett Confirmation Escalates Into Crossfire on Health Care

(Bloomberg) — Democrats attacked the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett as a move to kill the Affordable Care Act in the midst of a pandemic and sharply shift the court to the right at a Senate hearing that’s all but certain to lead to her confirmation just days before the election.



a person looking at the camera: Amy Coney Barrett


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Amy Coney Barrett



a close up of a woman wearing glasses: Amy Coney Barrett wears a protective mask during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 12, 2020.


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Amy Coney Barrett wears a protective mask during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 12, 2020.

Beginning four days of statements and questioning, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee clashed over the propriety of President Donald Trump’s nomination of Barrett just 38 days before Election Day and the impact she would have on a court that would have a 6-3 conservative majority.

“President Trump and Senate Republicans see the potential to wildly swing the balance of the court,” Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy

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