The second day of confirmation hearings for the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court is underway before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Barrett, 48, was nominated last month to fill the seat of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Tuesday marks the first round of the question-and-answer phase, during which the 22 senators that make up the powerful committee will each have 30 minutes to question President Trump’s nominee to the bench on the topics of their choosing.
On Monday, Senate Judiciary Democrats, who make up 10 of the 22 committee lawmakers, made protecting the Affordable Care Act a primary focus of their opening statements.
Many Democrats were seated in front of blown-up pictures of people at risk of losing their insurance in an upcoming Supreme Court case.
The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the ACA next month that is brought by the Trump administration’s Justice Department.
If confirmed, Democrats have argued, the