Amy Coney Barrett Denies Promising Donald Trump to Repeal Obamacare: 'Absolutely Not'

Amy Coney Barrett Denies Promising Donald Trump to Repeal Obamacare: 'Absolutely Not'


Judge Amy Coney Barrett said unequivocally during her Supreme Court confirmation hearing Tuesday that she has not promised President Donald Trump or anyone that she would vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) if confirmed — despite Democrats’ repeated insistence that she will.

Democrats have repeatedly claimed Barrett plans to repeal the ACA, despite her insistence that she has no agenda and will decide fairly on cases despite any personal views she might have.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sought to put Democrats’ accusations to rest, asking Barrett: “Have you committed to the president or anyone else that you will vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act if confirmed by — to the court?”

Barrett responded: “Absolutely not. I was never asked. And if I had have been, that would have been a short conversation.”

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