WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the statement below following President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States:
“Confirming a new Supreme Court Justice is a critical decision that will impact the lives of every American -- from our health care coverage, to workplace protections, voting rights, and more.
“With Americans already voting, the President is trying to jam through a nominee who has already voiced serious opposition to upholding the Affordable Care Act.
“One week after the election, the Supreme Court is set to consider the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act and its guarantee that insurance companies can’t throw Americans off their insurance if they have pre-existing conditions. This is a nominee who has repeatedly signaled her willingness to overturn important Supreme Court precedents.
“I am disappointed the President is not honoring Justice Ginsburg’s final and “most fervent wish” that she not be replaced until after a new president is installed, and I will be guided in my decisions with her spirit in mind -- fighting for what is right for the American people and our democracy.”