Scotus confirmation hearings

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(WLAX/WEUX) – The hearings for President Trump’s supreme court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, start on Monday. With early indications showing a heated battle in the Senate. Fox News correspondent David Spunt has the story.

A busy week ahead. Republicans in the Senate want to transform Judge Amy Coney Barrett into Justice Amy Coney Barrett as soon as possible.

If confirmed, she would be the fifth woman to sit on the high court. President Trump wants to get this confirmation through as soon as possible. He wants Barrett to be on the bench by Election Day. Expect several important topics to be discussed. Some of those, abortion, gun rights, immigration and health care.

Democrats are expected to focus heavily on healthcare during Barrett’s hearing. Her views on the Affordable Care Act well known. She’s no fan, and that worries democrats who are concerned that republicans want to get rid of the ACA in the middle of a pandemic.

Coons said, “When I spoke with a constituent here in Delaware last week, someone with a preexisting condition, she said, ‘I thought this was settled. I thought years ago that the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act.’ I said, ‘that’s right.'”

Meanwhile, republicans argue that the president has every right to appoint a Supreme Court Justice while he’s serving as the president.

Sasse says, “When she puts on her black robe in the morning, she knows what it is to be a judge and that is to cloak your personal preferences. Our judges do not wear red or blue jerseys. They don’t advocate for policy positions.”

Fox News obtained Barrett’s opening statement and it quotes, “When I write an opinion resolving a case, I read every word from the perspective of the losing party. I ask myself how would I view the decision if one of my children was the party I was ruling against: Even though I would not like the result, would I understand that the decision was fairly reasoned and grounded in the law?”

To top it all off, just one week after the election, the Supreme Court Justices, presumably with Barrett on the bench, are set to hear arguments about the merits of the Affordable Care Act.

At the Supreme Court, David Spunt, Fox News.

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