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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 PelosiOn The Money: McConnell says he would give Trump-backed coronavirus deal a Senate vote | Pelosi, Mnuchin see progress, but no breakthrough | Trump, House lawyers return to court in fight over financial records Progress, but no breakthrough, on coronavirus relief McConnell says he would give Trump-backed coronavirus deal a vote in Senate MORE (D-Calif.) slammed Republicans for trying to “undo” the Affordable Care Act by rushing a confirmation vote for Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettSupreme Court's Pennsylvania mail ballot ruling tees up test for Barrett Schumer says he had 'serious talk' with Feinstein, declines to comment on Judiciary role Progress, but no breakthrough, on coronavirus relief MORE, President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE's pick to replace Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgLGBTQ voters must show up at the polls, or risk losing progress Cunningham, Tillis locked in tight race in North Carolina: poll 51 percent want Barrett seated on Supreme Court: poll 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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