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Moments ago, 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.”
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’s opening statement so far all about the Affordable Care Act and the case before the court about whether the law should be dismantled – a theme Democrats plan to focus on throughout this week’s Barrett hearings
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.”