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Pelosi slams Republicans for trying to 'undo' Affordable Care Act through Trump Supreme Court nominee

Pelosi slams Republicans for trying to 'undo' Affordable Care Act through Trump Supreme Court nominee
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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCowboys for Trump founder arrested following Capitol riot Retired Army general: 'We can't have demonstrators showing up at a state Capitol with damn long guns' Graham calls on Schumer to hold vote to dismiss article of impeachment against Trump MORE (D-Calif.) slammed Republicans for trying to “undo” the Affordable Care Act by rushing a confirmation vote for Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettSenate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster New York Girl Scouts seek to get out of lease with Trump Wall Street building Capitol Police Board — the structural flaw in leadership MORE, President TrumpDonald TrumpIran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries Pardon-seekers have paid Trump allies tens of thousands to lobby president: NYT MORE's pick to replace Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader Ginsburg, George Floyd among options for 'Remember the Titans' school's new name Bipartisan anger builds over police failure at Capitol Lindsey Graham praises Merrick Garland as 'sound choice' to serve as attorney general MORE.

Democrats are seeking to make the heathcare law a key issue in the confirmation debate and in an election that is just weeks away.

“What I am concerned about is anyone that President Trump would have appointed is there to undo the Affordable Care Act. That is why he’s in such a hurry,” Pelosi said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” 

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The Supreme Court is scheduled to consider a challenge to the law near the election, and Democrats predict Coney Barrett will vote against former President Obama's signature law.

The House approved a measure to repeal ObamaCare when it was in GOP control in the first year's of Trump's presidency, but it did not pass the Senate.

The Trump administration is now backing a legal challenge to the law brought be the state of Texas.

 

Beyond the healthcare law, Pelosi said she was also concerned that adding Barrett to the court could lead to a decision that would overturn abortion rights, an argument Democrats are focused upon as the battle over Trump's pick kicks into gear.

Democrats believe the issue of healthcare helped them retake the House majority in 2018, and that the GOP efforts to overturn Obama's healthcare law hurt that party.

On Sunday, Pelosi said the issue will be even more front and center amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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