Washington—Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s record on the Affordable Care Act:
“President Trump has said he will only appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn the Affordable Care Act. There should be no doubt that Judge Amy Coney Barrett will do just that.
“After failing more than 70 times to repeal the ACA in Congress, Republicans now want to rush Judge Barrett’s confirmation so she can help strike down the ACA in the Supreme Court. What the President and congressional Republicans have failed to do legislatively, they will try to do through the courts.
“In the midst of a global pandemic that has already claimed more than 200,000 American lives, Republicans are focused on confirming a justice who would take health insurance away from millions and end protections for 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions.
“That is why Congress shouldn’t consider a nominee until after the next president is sworn in. The American people should be allowed to determine if they want a justice who will protect health care or strip it away from millions during a global pandemic.”