Judge Amy Coney Barrett spent nearly 20 hours of quality time with the Senate Judiciary Committee, answering questions ranging from her opinions on “little warm puppies” to why she wants to strike down the Affordable Care Act. One line of questioning was meant to be a joke, but both were equally unserious.
Democrats gave it their best shot throughout Barrett’s confirmation hearings to manufacture the false impression that Barrett — frankly, the strategy would have likely been the same, regardless of who the president nominated — would take healthcare coverage away from millions of Americans. Nothing could be further from the truth.
“I am not here on a mission to destroy the Affordable Care Act,” Barrett told the committee. “I’m just here to apply the law and to adhere to the rule of law.”