Joe Biden falsely claimed that President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, wants to eliminate the Affordable Care Act.
As the Senate Judiciary Committee began a hearing on Barrett’s confirmation, the former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee turned a question about the Supreme Court nominee to the issue of how her presence on the court could affect President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare law.
Supreme Court arguments in a case challenging Obamacare are set to begin on Nov. 10, and Democrats assume that Barrett will vote to strike down the law, forming the core of Democratic opposition to her nomination.
Biden, a former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee who is familiar with Supreme Court confirmation battles, misrepresented Barrett’s previous statements on the matter.
“This nominee has said she wants to get rid of the Affordable Care Act — this president wants to get rid of the Affordable Care Act. Let’s keep our eye on