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Pelosi: Amy Coney Barrett 'an illegitimate Supreme Court justice'

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiVoters want a strong economy and leadership, Democrats should listen On The Money: Biden to nominate Yellen for Treasury secretary | 'COVID cliff' looms | Democrats face pressure to back smaller stimulus Democrats face increasing pressure to back smaller COVID-19 stimulus MORE (D-Calif.) called Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettTrump's remaking of the judicial system Feinstein to step down as top Democrat on Judiciary Committee Alito to far-right litigants: The buffet is open MORE “an illegitimate Supreme Court justice" during an Election Day news conference on Tuesday, just one week after Barrett was confirmed as President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden team wants to understand Trump effort to 'hollow out government agencies' Trump's remaking of the judicial system Overnight Defense: Trump transgender ban 'inflicts concrete harms,' study says | China objects to US admiral's Taiwan visit MORE's third Supreme Court pick.

“The president is installing an illegitimate Supreme Court justice just one week before the election, after 60 million Americans have voted, who will dismantle the ACA, and won’t say, either way, when asked, by Sen. [Dianne] Feinstein [D-Calif.], do you think Medicare is constitutional? She said she really couldn’t say."

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The GOP-led Senate confirmed Barrett in a largely party-line 52-48 vote last week, with Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsWhoopi Goldberg blasts Republicans not speaking against Trump: 'This is an attempted coup' Democrats face increasing pressure to back smaller COVID-19 stimulus Team Trump offering 'fire hose' of conspiracy Kool-Aid for supporters MORE (R-Maine) the only member to buck their party. Barrett became the third justice confirmed under Trump in the past four years, giving conservatives a 6-3 super majority on the high court.

Democrats opposed Barrett's nomination while accusing the GOP of hypocrisy for pushing through the Supreme Court pick within weeks of the election after previously blocking former President Obama's nominee Merrick GarlandMerrick Brian GarlandFeinstein to step down as top Democrat on Judiciary Committee The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Calls mount to start transition as Biden readies Cabinet picks Democrats brush off calls for Biden to play hardball on Cabinet picks MORE months before the presidential election in 2016.

A Gallup poll last week showed that 51 percent of Americans supported Barrett filling the vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgCOVID-19: Justice Alito overstepped judicial boundaries Defusing the judicial confirmation process Conservative justices help save ObamaCare — for now MORE last month, while 46 percent of U.S. adults did not want Barrett to be seated.

Pelosi's comments come after the Democratic leader said last week that she doesn't trust the Supreme Court "one bit."

“I don’t trust the Supreme Court one bit,” Pelosi told HuffPost in an interview published on Oct. 30. “Even the court cases they have decided in our favor, they said they will revisit, and it’s just appalling.”