Today, Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein made her opening statement on Amy Coney Barrett.
Feinstein blasted Justice Barrett as a risk to to the Affordable Care Act and said “I believe we should not be moving forward on this nomination.”
Senator Feinstein also pointed out the SCOTUS will be holding oral arguments on a case involving the ACA one week after the November 3 elections.
Feinstein also tweeted “This isn’t business as usual. This hearing shouldn’t be happening. But because Republicans are intent on forcing this nominee through, Democrats will show exactly what’s at stake: a nominee who will spell the end of the ACA and imperil health insurance for millions.”
Earlier in they day she tweeted “Here’s what’s at stake today: Republicans are jamming through a Supreme Court nominee who could rip health care away from millions in the midst of a global pandemic that has killed more than 215,000 Americans. Democrats will do all we can to delay or stop this process.”
Jonathan Turley commented “Sen. Feinstein’s opening sounds more like a legislative markup hearing for the ACA. She is detailing the benefits under the ACA to a nominee who is not supposed to legislate from the bench.“
“The best way to emphasize apolitical judging is not to try to sell a nominee on a policy.”
John Cardillo tweeted “Feinstein is trying to sell Americans on Obamacare being a good thing when they’ve experienced the crushing premium increases. Dems really think you’re dumb.”