House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attacked the newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney-Barrett anew, on the day of the presidential election on November 3, Tuesday during an election day press conference.
“The president is installing an illegitimate Supreme Court justice one week before the election, after 60 million Americans have voted, who will dismantle the ACA, and won’t say, by the way, when asked, by Sen. [Dianne] Feinstein [D-Calif.], do you think Medicare is constitutional? She said she really couldn’t say,” Pelosi said.
Watch Speaker Pelosi call Amy Coney Barrett "an illegitimate Supreme Court justice."pic.twitter.com/3pHPs82hI9
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The Democrats have been opposing the nomination and confirmation of Barrett to the Supreme Court since President Trump announced that he chose the judge as a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Here’s what The Hill reported:
A Gallup poll last week showed that 51 percent of Americans supported Barrett filling the vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month, while 46 percent of U.S. adults did not want Barrett to be seated.
Pelosi’s comments come after the Democratic leader said last week that she doesn’t trust the Supreme Court “one bit.”
“I don’t trust the Supreme Court one bit,” Pelosi told HuffPost in an interview published on Oct. 30. “Even the court cases they have decided in our favor, they said they will revisit, and it’s just appalling.”