Hillary Clinton tweets ‘Vote them out’ after Republicans confirm Amy Coney Barrett
Politicians reacted on social media after the Senate Republicans confirmed President Donald Trump's latest Supreme Court nominee.
Politicians, including former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, shared collective disapproval of the rushed confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court.
Senate Republicans just pushed through a Supreme Court justice who will help them take away Americans’ health care in the middle of a pandemic. For them, this is victory,” Clinton tweeted. “Vote them out.”
Her tweet was shared moments after Coney Barrett was confirmed by Senate Republicans. As reported by theGrio, the 52-48 vote was the closest high court confirmation to a presidential election in history and the first in modern times with no support from the minority party. Only one Republican, Sen. Susan Collins, voted against the nominee.
“I do not think it is fair nor consistent to have a Senate confirmation vote prior to the election,” Collins said, according to theGrio.
Clinton was not alone in her revelation. Many politicians took to social media after the votes were tallied to share the threat imposed by Coney Barret’s confirmation.
New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez tweeted her desire to expand SCOTUS and said the Democrats will not be bullied.
“Republicans do this because they don’t believe Dems have the stones to play hardball like they do. And for a long time they’ve been correct. But do not let them bully the public into thinking their bulldozing is normal but a response isn’t. There is a legal process for expansion,” she wrote.
Senator Elizabeth Warren shared her opinion as well tweeting “we will fight on.”
Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic nominee for vice president, joined her colleagues and voted against the confirmation. Similar to Clinton. she expressed concern for the Affordable Care Act.
“Instead of working to provide COVID-19 relief to struggling Americans, Mitch McConnell and Republicans chose to jam through a Supreme Court nominee—when more than 62 million people have already voted. It’s despicable and they must be held accountable,” the senator wrote.
Many Democrats fear with a now 6-3 split in the Supreme Court, Coney Barret could be the deciding vote in an upcoming Supreme Court case on the Affordable Care Act. The case, California vs. Texas, seeks to strike down former President Barack Obama’s health care law, leaving millions of Americans without health insurance in the midst of a pandemic.
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