President Trump has selected Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
Today, it was my great honor to nominate one of our nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds to the Supreme Court. She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials, and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution: Judge Amy Coney Barrett… pic.twitter.com/l2yezt2UOi
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2020
The news sparking an immediate fight across party lines. Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden warning the President’s pick will result in the destruction of Obamacare.
In the middle of a pandemic, Donald Trump is trying to force through the confirmation of a Justice who will help him destroy Obamacare.
Health care is at stake. Protections for pre-existing conditions are at stake.
We can't let them win. pic.twitter.com/zIdPmxzYtQ
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 26, 2020
A sentiment echoed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer who said a vote for Barrett is a vote to eliminate healthcare for millions of Americans.
The American people should make no mistake:
A vote by any Senator for Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to eliminate health care for millions in the middle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Democrats are fighting for Americans' health care.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 26, 2020
On the other side, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praise the President’s choice, calling Barrett “a brilliant scholar. An exemplary judge. President Trump could not have made a better decision.”
Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an exceptionally impressive jurist and an exceedingly well-qualified nominee to the Supreme Court.
A brilliant scholar. An exemplary judge. President Trump could not have made a better decision. pic.twitter.com/FKadx6TJeU
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) September 26, 2020
The news will likely set off a sprint to get Barrett confirmed before election day. If confirmed, this would be the third Supreme Court Justice appointed by President Trump.