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

House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMcCarthy: Pelosi appointing members of Jan. 6 panel who share 'pre-conceived narrative' Kinzinger denounces 'lies and conspiracy theories' while accepting spot on Jan. 6 panel Pelosi taps Kinzinger to serve on Jan. 6 panel MORE (D-Calif.) called Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettAnti-abortion movement eyes its holy grail Abortion rights face most difficult test yet at Supreme Court Overnight Health Care: Biden officials says no change to masking guidance right now | Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion | Mississippi's attorney general asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade MORE “an illegitimate Supreme Court justice" during an Election Day news conference on Tuesday, just one week after Barrett was confirmed as President TrumpDonald TrumpRonny Jackson, former White House doctor, predicts Biden will resign McCarthy: Pelosi appointing members of Jan. 6 panel who share 'pre-conceived narrative' Kinzinger denounces 'lies and conspiracy theories' while accepting spot on Jan. 6 panel 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 CollinsTransit funding, broadband holding up infrastructure deal The Hill's Morning Report - Infrastructure vote fails; partisan feud erupts over Jan. 6 panel Senate falling behind on infrastructure 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 GarlandHas Trump beaten the system? Biden administration moves to withdraw death penalty requests in seven cases Federal gun trafficking strike forces launched in five cities 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 GinsburgAnti-abortion movement eyes its holy grail Abortion rights face most difficult test yet at Supreme Court Mississippi's attorney general asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade 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.”