President Donald Trump has nominated a new Supreme Court judge after the death of the former Supreme Court judge, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. According To Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s will, she wanted to be replaced after the US Presidential elections. By nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett, this Saturday, Donald Trump has taken the first step towards solidifying a 6-3 conservative majority on the high court. A shift like this in the Supreme court could usher in sweeping changes to health care. Not only this but also abortion, voting and gun rights. But the nominating moment also served as an approach to female voters. Trump tries to address a historic gender gap in the polls. For all we know, this could be this trick to getting more votes.
Trump nominated Amy as and when Biden spoke to the audience in the rose garden. Amy is the first Supreme Court judge who is a mother of school-aged children. She has proven how challenging it will be for Democrats to denounce her as a frightening figure. A frightening figure who would join the court’s conservative majority in rolling back abortion rights and stripping Americans of their health care protections.
What Did Barrett Say After being Nominated?
“room parent, a carpool driver and birthday party planner.” These were the things Barrett mentioned in her speech. She conveyed her attributes of judicial philosophy, but she also touched on elements from her own biography. She seemed intended to make herself a relatable figure. Especially to the key voting bloc of suburban independent and Republican-leaning women who could be unnerved by her conservative views on abortion and health care.
Democrats Focus On Health Care
Former Vice President Joe Biden, along with many other Democratic leaders, focused on the most immediate challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Oral arguments are scheduled one week after the elections in a case brought by a coalition of Republican attorneys general and the Trump administration. They argue that the law’s individual mandate is unconstitutional and there are legal grounds for striking down the law in its entirety.
On the other hand, President Donald Trump has been trying to throw away the Affordable Care Act for the past four years. So far, he’s clearly been unsuccessful.
The former vice president argued that the Senate should not act on Trump’s nomination of Barrett. Until “after the American people select their next president and the next Congress.” This claimed that the American people are currently voting” because their health care hangs in the balance.” Biden noted that medical complications from Covid-19 have created a new set of pre-existing conditions, protections for which could disappear if the ACA is struck down.
But a lot of politics is about perception, and that can vary from person to person. With her (Amy Barrett) tailored speech, she promised to serve all Americans during her debut on Saturday. Barrett proved that she will be a formidable adversary for Democrats in the weeks to come.