Kamala Harris Grills Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Over Obamacare

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Senator and Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris grilled Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett Tuesday, alleging Barrett was picked by Trump simply to get rid of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

“Prior to your nomination, were you aware of President Trump’s statements committing to nominate judges who will strike down the Affordable Care Act?” Harris asked Coney Barrett. “And I’d appreciate a yes or no answer.”

Coney Barrett replied that she wanted “to be very careful” with her answer because she was under oath.

“As I’m sitting here, I don’t recall seeing those statements, but if … let’s see, I don’t recall seeing or hearing those statements, but I don’t really know what context they were in, so I guess I can’t really definitively give you a yes or no answer.”

Harris’ grilling of Coney Barrett came late in the first day of questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The situation was a sight to behold considering they both may have a new job next month.

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