Sen. John Kennedy Slams Democrats for Implying Barrett Is on ‘Mission from God’ to Deny Healthcare Coverage

Sen. John Kennedy Slams Democrats for Implying Barrett Is on ‘Mission from God’ to Deny Healthcare Coverage


Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) slammed Democrat colleagues during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for characterizing her as on a “mission from God” to deny people with preexisting conditions healthcare coverage.

“It is unfair for my colleagues to suggest, some overtly, some more indirectly, that if you are put on the United States Supreme Court, you will be on a mission from God to deny healthcare coverage for preexisting conditions for every American,” Kennedy told Barrett.

“I know that seems preposterous to you, and it seems that way because it is. Take comfort in the fact that the American people, some of my colleagues disagree with this statement, they believe in government. I believe in people. The American people are not morons. They can see drivel when they see it,” he added.

Democrats during the hearing repeatedly claimed that the Trump administration and Republicans want

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