Judge Amy Coney Barrett addressed the progressive claims that she would single-handedly dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — more commonly known as Obamacare — during a line of questioning from Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), explicitly stating that she is “not hostile to the ACA.”
“When I wrote, and this was as a law professor, about those decisions, I did critique the statutory interpretation of the majority opinions. And as I’ve mentioned before, my description of them was consistent with the way that Chief Justice Roberts described the statutory question,” Barrett said.
“But I think that your concern is because I critiqued the statutory reasoning, that I’m hostile to the ACA, and that because I’m hostile to the ACA, that I would decide a case a particular way,” she continued.
“And I assure you that I am not. I’m not hostile to the ACA. I’m not hostile to any statute