Fact Check: Dianne Feinstein Says Barrett Will 'Vote to Strip Millions of Americans of Their Health Care'

Fact Check: Dianne Feinstein Says Barrett Will 'Vote to Strip Millions of Americans of Their Health Care'


Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) proclaimed on Tuesday that Judge Amy Coney Barrett, if confirmed, will “vote to strip millions of Americans of their health care.”

Verdict: Unlikely. Barrett has refused to offer her personal views on hot button political issues presented by Democrat members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and stated, unequivocally, that she is “not hostile to the ACA [Affordable Care Act].” Moreover, the case slated to come before the Supreme Court on November 10th does not directly concern pre-existing protections, but instead the individual mandate.

“In a 2015 interview, Judge Amy Coney Barrett said she disagrees with the Supreme Court’s second decision to uphold the ACA. Let’s be clear: if confirmed, she will vote to strip millions of Americans of their health care,” Feinstein said on Tuesday:

In a 2015 interview, Judge Amy Coney Barrett said she disagrees with the Supreme Court’s second decision

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