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Sunday Shows: Trump’s court pick dominates

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The Sunday political talk shows were dominated by a discussion of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett a day after he formally announced the pick.

Democrats focused their criticism on what the pick might mean for the future of the Affordable Care Act, arguing Coney Barrett was likely to vote to end the law.

Republicans are seeking to finish the confirmation process before Election Day, and have warned Democrats against lodging personal attacks against Trump’s nominee.

Read The Hill’s complete coverage below.

Pelosi slams Republicans for trying to ‘undo’ Affordable Care Act through Trump Supreme Court nominee
By Rebecca Klar
 
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed Republicans for trying to “undo” the Affordable Care Act by rushing a confirmation vote for Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s pick to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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Stabenow congratulates Coney Barrett, says she’ll vote against her over health care
By Zack Budryk
 
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) said Sunday that she would not support Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, because it would “be the vote that takes away health care for millions of Americans.”
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GOP senator on hypocrisy charges: Majority in power does what it wants
By Zack Budryk
 
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) defended the Republican Senate majority’s decision to proceed with a Supreme Court nomination weeks before Election Day pointing to provisions in the Constitution that note filling such a vacancy is “unaffected by the electoral calendar.”
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Durbin: Democrats can ‘slow’ Supreme Court confirmation ‘perhaps a matter of hours, maybe days at most’
By Justine Coleman
 
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Sunday that the Democrats can “slow” the Supreme Court confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett “perhaps a matter of hours, maybe days at most.”
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Manchin opposes adding justices to the court
By Rebecca Klar
 
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) said Sunday he would not support adding justices to the Supreme Court or doing away with the filibuster if Democrats win a Senate majority and the White House.
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Senate Republican says lawmakers can’t ‘boil down’ what a Court nominee would do in one case like Roe v. Wade
By Justine Coleman
 
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said on Sunday that lawmakers can’t “boil down” what a Supreme Court nominee would do in one case, such as Roe v. Wade, when determining whether to support a justice’s confirmation.
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Trump suggests Supreme Court nominee would tip panel against Roe v. Wade
By Rema Rahman
 
President Trump said it’s “possible” his conservative Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett could tip the court against the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion rights by allowing states to decide whether to ban abortion.
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Durbin: Hillary Clinton is ‘flat-out wrong’ in saying Biden ‘should not concede under any circumstances’
By Justine Coleman 
 
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Sunday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is “flat-out wrong” in saying Democratic nominee Joe Biden “should not concede under any circumstances.”
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Meadows: ‘There’s varying degrees of confidence’ in FBI director
By Rebecca Klar
 
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Sunday there’s “varying degrees of confidence” in FBI Director Christopher Wray among cabinet members after the director testified before Congress that he has not seen evidence of widespread voter fraud in a major election. 
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Tags Amy Coney Barrett christopher wray Debbie Stabenow Dick Durbin Donald Trump Hillary Clinton Joe Biden Joe Manchin John Kennedy Mark Meadows Mike Lee Nancy Pelosi Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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