California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein began the confirmation hearing of Judge Amy Coney Barrett by defending the Affordable Care Act, warning that it could be eliminated if Barrett is successfully confirmed.
“Health care coverage for millions of Americans is at stake with this nomination,” Feinstein said during her opening statement. “We will examine the consequences if, and that’s a big if, Republicans succeed in rushing this nomination through the Senate.”
The Supreme Court is set to hear Texas v. California on Nov. 10, which could decide the fate of Obamacare. President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for the act to be eliminated and said during his campaign that he would appoint judges who shared his view, Feinstein said.
“When he appointed Judge Barrett to fill Justice Ginsburg’s seat, the president said that eliminating the Affordable Care Act would be ‘a big win for the U.S.A.,’” she continued.
<img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-7022360" class="size-full wp-image-7022360" src="https://dailytruthreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/GettyImages-1228786403-scaled-1.jpg" alt="WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 29: Seventh U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, and Vice President Mike Pence arrive at the U.S. Capitol where Barrett is attending a series of meetings in preparation for her