Amy Coney Barrett Says No Promises Made To President On ACA Ruling
The Supreme Court nominee said Tuesday during a second day of hearings, "I have made no commitment to anyone... about how I would decide any case."
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett says she has not promised to anyone, including President Donald Trump, that she would vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. She called any such pledge a "gross violation of judicial independence." (Oct. 13) US Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has said she is "honoured and humbled" to be President Trump's pick for a place in the top court during a tense Senate confirmation hearing.
The 48-year-old conservative jurist vowed to judge legal cases impartially.
But her selection so close to the 3 November presidential election has sparked a fierce political battle.
The panel's Republican chairman has predicted a "contentious week" of questioning ahead.
Judge Barrett's approval would cement a 6-3 conservative majority on the nine-member court, altering the ideological balance of the court for potentially decades to come.
#BBCOS #BBCOutsideSource While being questioned by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Judge Amy Coney Barrett denied that she had made any promises or pre-commitments on any potential cases, including the Affordable Care Act case. Aired on 10/14/2020. "A vote for Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to decimate health care."
Sen. Chuck Schumer slammed President Trump's selection of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to take a seat on the Supreme Court. "This is troubling news," he added.