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Politics Nancy Pelosi says Trump is in a 'hurry' to confirm Barrett so she can partake in Obamacare case

17:25  27 september  2020
17:25  27 september  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused President Trump of fast-tracking the confirmation of his “Why the president is in such a rush is because he’s in a hurry to overturn the Affordable Care Act. She was widely expected to do so again when the high court reviews ObamaCare for the third time.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that President Donald Trump is in a "hurry" to confirm his Supreme Court nominee so that the conservative jurist can participate in a highly consequential Obamacare case the court is set to hear days after the election.

a close up of a woman wearing a blue shirt: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 02: U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a Day of Action For the Children event at Mission Education Center Elementary School on September 02, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Nancy Pelosi is drawing criticism for patronizing a hair salon to get her hair done despite the salon being closed to in-person visits due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) © Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America/Getty Images SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 02: U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a Day of Action For the Children event at Mission Education Center Elementary School on September 02, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Nancy Pelosi is drawing criticism for patronizing a hair salon to get her hair done despite the salon being closed to in-person visits due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

"What I am concerned about is anyone that President Trump would have appointed was there to undo the Affordable Care Act. That is why he was in such a hurry, so he could have someone in place for the oral arguments, which begin November 10," Pelosi told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union."

Trump is expected to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

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Pelosi ’s position has not changed, nor has her hold over her party weakened. However, by stating on Wednesday that she believes Trump engaged in misconduct, the speaker Pelosi is due to meet with Trump later on Wednesday to discuss the president’s bipartisan, trillion infrastructure plan.

Pelosi said grimly, "This nomination threatens the destruction of life-saving protections for 135 million Americans." The attacks on Barrett began even before Trump officially nominated her in a Rose Garden Barrett said she tries to live by that same principle in her personal and professional lives.

"And it doesn't matter what the process is here -- what matters is what it means personally to the American people," Pelosi said, before listing a number of things she said were at stake if Obamacare was struck down by the high court.

"If you have a preexisting medical condition, that benefit will be gone. If you are a woman, we'll be back to a time where being a woman is a preexisting medical condition. If your children are on your policy -- say your adult children are on your policy -- no longer will they be, and that in the time of a pandemic," she said.

On Saturday, Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to become the next Supreme Court justice, angering top Democrats including Pelosi and Senate Minority Speaker Chuck Schumer, who warned that the nomination could jeopardize access to health care and threaten other consequential policy issues that could come before the high court. If confirmed, Barrett would help solidify a 6-3 conservative majority at the court.

The push to confirm a Supreme Court justice ahead of the November 3 election would put the Senate on track for one of the quickest confirmations in modern history.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

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