Tampa, Florida 2020-10-13 20:13:14 –
Senator Kamala Harris asked Judge Amy Coney Barrett for 30 minutes at a confirmation hearing at the Barrett Supreme Court on Tuesday, just three weeks before meeting voters.
Joe Biden’s running mate and Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Harris has set out the goal of President Donald Trump’s campaign to abolish the Affordable Care Act, primarily using her allotted time. ..
Democrats like Harris focused on their belief that Barrett would vote for the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act, which was passed by the Democratic Parliament and signed by President Barack Obama almost a decade ago.
Just a week after the election, the Supreme Court will hear another opposition to the Republican-led bill. In 2012, the Affordable Care Act was “saved” by a 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court. The judge said the law was valid because it would impose tax penalties on people without medical care. In 2017, individual obligations were revoked. This means that there are no tax penalties for Obamacare. The Republican Party now argues that the court’s previous rulings are controversial, given that there are no more tax penalties, so the debate is now back in the Supreme Court.
Harris pointed out a previous editorial fixed by Barrett to claim that Barrett ruled over Obamacare when she was a law professor at the University of Notre Dame. Barrett writes that the Affordable Care Act should have been overturned in 2012.
“You have already commented on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, and that position fulfilled the president’s promise to appoint only judges to break the Affordable Care Act,” Harris said. It was.
Barrett counterattacked and added that he had made no promise to the Trump administration to overturn the act.
“The question will be to understand whether Congress is in line with your intentions, assuming that mandate is currently unconstitutional,” Barrett said.
Harris then put pressure on Barrett on her view of the Roe v. Wade case. Barrett said many times through hearings that he would not comment on the 1970s ruling that legally maintained abortion throughout the United States.
“We recommend that you don’t pretend you don’t know how this candidate sees women’s choices,” Harris said.
Harris was asked by Mike Pence at a Vice Presidential debate last week whether she and Biden would support the expansion of the Supreme Court. Harris avoided the question, and Biden almost avoided the question until last night. He said he did not support the expansion of the Supreme Court.