Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris blasted President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nomination, raising fears about an end to Obamacare and abortion rights. (Sept. 28)
KAMALA HARRIS: Already, the president and his party have chosen to ignore Justice Ginsburg's final wish to hold off the nomination to replace her until after the next president is chosen, a wish by the way shared by the American people.
We're not even debating whether the Senate should hold hearings on a nominee in an election year. We're not in the middle of an election year. We're in the middle of an election, an ongoing election.
Judge Barrett is on record opposing the decision that upheld the Affordable Care Act. As recently as 2017, she specifically attacked the chief justice's opinion in an article where she said, quote, "Chief Justice Roberts pushed the Affordable Care Act beyond its plausible meaning to save the statute."
If nothing else, the voters should be very clear about one thing. President Trump and his party and Judge Barrett will overturn the Affordable Care Act. And they won't stop there. They have made clear that they want to overturn "Roe versus Wade" and restrict reproductive rights and freedoms.
Judge Barrett has a long record of opposing abortion and reproductive rights. There is no other issue that so disrespects and dishonors the work of Justice Ginsburg's life than undoing the seminal decision in the court's history that made it clear a woman has a right to make decisions about her own body.