Even so, Senator John N. Kennedy (R-La.) Claimed that the “electoral calendar does not affect the constitutional provisions governing appointments to the Supreme Court,” and Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) Said Barrett would be sustained to the High Court “next month”.
“If for some reason it isn’t done, we will after Election Day,” added Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) On NBC’s Meet the Press. “But I think we’ll probably get there sometime in October.”
Senate Democrats are unanimously against voting on a candidate before voters decide who will be sworn in as president in January. Unlike some of their colleagues, Durbin, Manchin and Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) And Cory Booker (D-N.J.) Have expressed a willingness to meet with Barrett.
Durbin told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” that he has met with every Supreme Court candidate since he became a Senator and that he would “pass that courtesy” on to Barrett “if it so requests.” He also said he would be at next month’s confirmation hearing to “ask them directly … whether or not their position is that we should end the Affordable Care Act”.
Manchin also noted that he had never turned down a meeting with a Supreme Court candidate. “My state of West Virginia is in the crosshairs right now when you look at the Affordable Care Act,” Manchin said, adding that he needs to explain to his constituents why their pre-existing conditions are no longer covered and that they won? T take out health insurance once.
Coons said he would “press her in a face-to-face meeting or over the phone for her previous statements on the Affordable Care Act,” and Booker said he plans to ask her if she would withdraw from electoral issues coming to court.
Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) insisted that the Affordable Care Act and its patient protection have long been unconstitutional.
“The fact that Congress has decided to pass an unconstitutional law shouldn’t tarnish Judge Barrett,” he said in “This Week.” “Your job is to find out whether it is unconstitutional or not. I don’t think it is.”
Stabenow lamented how clear it is that Barrett “will be the vote that will take care of millions of Americans, including 130 million people and people with pre-existing conditions.” The Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments on a case related to the Affordable Care Act on November 10, just a week after Election Day.
“Instead of dealing with what is currently in front of the people and what is really putting them under pressure, we have to judge quickly in order to bring someone to justice who is robbing people of health care,” said Stabenow. “I just do not understand.”