Booker says he will ask Amy Coney Barrett if she will recuse herself from presidential election-related cases
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said Sunday that he would meet with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, and would ask her whether she was willing to recuse herself from cases relating to the 2020 election.
“I think you know my spirit, which is to sit down and meet with people and talk to them. And I’m going to make it very clear. One of the things I want to ask her is will she recuse herself in terms of any election issues that come before us because if she does not recuse herself, I fear that the court will be further delegitimized,” Booker, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Booker also echoed his Democratic colleagues in voicing concerns that Barrett, if confirmed, would vote to overturn the Affordable Care Act.
“What … President Trump’s nominee has put up is that she will tear down the Affordable Care Act,” Booker said.
“One of the things I want to ask her is will she recuse herself … in terms of any election issues that come before us.” pic.twitter.com/GSEDAloZU4
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“This is part of his litmus test, and, unfortunately, Americans are about to see a Supreme Court that’s going to turn against a law that has provided really basic protections that the majority of Americans really want, so this is about high stakes,” he added.