Netizens Clash Online as Senate Confirmation Hearings for Barrett Go On

Modesto Morganelli
Октября 17, 2020

Democrats admit they don't have the votes to stop Amy Coney Barrett from getting on the Supreme Court. Sen.

"I don't think there should be any questions about her faith", Mr. Biden said Monday before departing for a campaign trip to Ohio.

"Yes Judge, I think this hearing is a sham". Most importantly, health care coverage for millions of Americans is at stake with this nomination. Barrett also praised the liberal icon, saying she was "forever grateful" for Ginsburg's trailblazing path as a woman on the court.

"This isn't Donald Trump's country", she said. Lindey Graham, R-S.C., who informed Harris that nobody could see her.

Barrett's religious views and past leadership role in a Catholic faith community pose a challenge for Democrats as they try to probe her judicial approach to abortion, gay marriage, and other social issues without veering into inappropriate questioning of her faith.

He went on to quote late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to justify moving forward with the hearing. Mazie Hirono, before sharing her own story about being diagnosed with cancer 3.5 years ago, and the expensive treatment she received that would "bankrupt nearly every family in this country if they didn't have health insurance".

Some also expressed concern about what Barrett's nomination might mean for the Affordable Care Act. And they argued that Democrats were seeking a justice who would enact policy from the bench rather than interpret laws as they were written. "The Senate is now tasked with carrying out perhaps its most solemn duty under the Constitution".

"The dogma lives loudly within you", Sen. We will examine the consequences if, and that's a big if, Republicans succeed in rushing this nomination through the Senate before the next president takes office. "We didn't choose to do this now - to plop a supreme court nomination hearing in the middle of an election". Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii.

Democrats, though, focused on Obamacare.

"I have an agenda to stick to the rule of law and decide cases as they come".

And the House Judiciary Committee Republicans were quick to bring into the equation a certain other Supreme Court Justice nomination that took place not that long ago. Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse called Barrett "a judicial torpedo [Republicans] are firing at the ACA". Republicans and Democrats made pointed arguments from the outset, with Democrats unifying around a strategy of focusing on the 2010 health care law, an issue that helped them in the last midterm elections, and Republicans accusing Democrats of jumping to conclusions and wrongly trying to turn the court into an arm of the legislature.

Meanwhile, Republican senators mostly stayed on their message backing Barrett, emphasizing her experience as an appeals court judge and criticizing previous Democratic comments about her Catholicism, and didn't hit back at the Democrats' health care speeches, something Trump noticed. Chris Coons, D-Del. "To make good on that promise to achieve what they could not accomplish through the democratic processes, they're looking to the courts, in fact, to the court; they're looking to this nominee".

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