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Trump Eviscerates Democrats For Handling Of Amy Coney Barrett Hearings

President Donald Trump has fired back at Senate Democrats for their handling of his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings on Monday morning, saying they focused far too much on ObamaCare during the proceedings.

“We will have Healthcare which is FAR BETTER than ObamaCare, at a FAR LOWER COST — BIG PREMIUM REDUCTION. PEOPLE WITH PRE EXISTING CONDITIONS WILL BE PROTECTED AT AN EVEN HIGHER LEVEL THAN NOW,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “HIGHLY UNPOPULAR AND UNFAIR INDIVIDUAL MANDATE ALREADY TERMINATED. YOU’RE WELCOME!

In a second tweet, Trump shifted his attention to Senate Republicans.

“Republicans must state loudly and clearly that WE are going to provide much better Healthcare at a much lower cost,” he wrote. “Get the word out! Will always protect pre-existing conditions!”

This came after ten Senate Democrats, who occupy the minority side of the Senate Judiciary Committee, used their time to focus on the legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act, which the Supreme Court will be hearing just one week after the election, according to the New York Post [3]. In their opening statements, it was clear that Democrats are making the Affordable Care Act the focus of their opposition to Barrett’s nomination.

During today’s hearings, Democrats sat in front of photos of their constituents who will be affected by changes to the Affordable Care Act in a move that can only be described as a ridiculous political stunt.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) went so far as to call Barrett a “judicial torpedo” aimed at the Affordable Care Act, according to Fox News [4].

“This Supreme Court nominee has signaled in the judicial equivalent of all caps that she believes the Affordable Care Act must go, and that the precedent protecting the ACA doesn’t matter,” Whitehouse said in his opening statement. “The big secret to influences behind this unseemly rush see this nominee as a judicial torpedo they are firing at the ACA.”

He went on to claim that his constituents are “calling, writing, emailing, tweeting me by the thousands asking me to say ‘no’ to this nominee mostly because they see as a judicial torpedo aimed at their essential protections.”

This is only day one of Barrett’s confirmation hearings, which are expected to last for four days.