Court Battles

Hillary Clinton tweets ‘vote them out’ after Senate GOP confirm Barrett

Getty Images
Hillary Clinton in an Aug. 28, 2019, file photo.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blasted Senate Republicans on Monday after Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court. 

“Senate Republicans just pushed through a Supreme Court justice who will help them take away Americans’ health care in the middle of a pandemic. For them, this is victory,” she tweeted. “Vote them out.” 

Clinton’s tweet came moments after the Senate confirmed Barrett in a 52-48 vote, with Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), who faces a tough reelection fight, breaking party lines as the only GOP senator to oppose Barrett.

Barrett will lock in a 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court.

Many have speculated that she would vote in an upcoming Supreme Court case on the Affordable Care Act to dismantle former President Obama’s signature health care law, leaving millions without health insurance.

Democrats had strongly opposed moving forward with a confirmation before the election; it was the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish to have the next president elected nominate her replacement.

Tags Amy Coney Barrett Amy Coney Barrett Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton RBG Ruth Bader Ginsburg SCOTUS Supreme Court Susan Collins
See all Hill.TV See all Video