Joe Biden has warned that Donald Trump's election to the new Supreme Court would get rid of Obamacare and again reiterated his demand that a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg be appointed after the election.
Biden said Amy Coney Barrett, who was officially announced as Trump's nominee on Saturday night, is known to be against Obamacare.
"[Barrett] has a written track record of disagreeing with the US Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act," he said in a statement posted on his website.
Amy Coney Barrett was nominated for the Supreme Court by Donald Trump on Saturday
Barrett is a 48-year-old devout Catholic who served for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
Joe Biden warned that Barrett has been shown to disagree with Obamacare
He noted that Trump "has been trying to get the affordable care bill out for four years" and that Republicans have been trying to get it out for a decade.
The US Supreme Court twice upheld the law as constitutional, he said.
"But even now, amid a global health pandemic, the Trump administration is calling on the US Supreme Court to repeal all of the law, including its protection, for people with pre-existing conditions."
"If President Trump has his way, complications from COVID-19, such as lung scars and heart damage, could become the next denial pre-existing condition."
"Today President Trump named Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ginsburg's seat."
Biden said Barrett was a critic of a 2012 Supreme Court decision to uphold Obamacare.
He added: “The United States Constitution should give voters a chance to hear their voice about who serves in court. That moment is now and her voice should be heard.
"The Senate should not respond to this post until the American people have chosen their next President and Congress."
Biden's campaign quickly warned of the dangers of Barrett's decisions
Barrett, six of their seven children, and her husband arrived from Indiana on Saturday
Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker, reiterated his concern.
"If this candidate is confirmed, the health care of millions of families will be ripped away in the midst of a pandemic that has infected seven million Americans and killed over 200,000 people in our country," she said.
& # 39; Any vote to confirm this candidate is a vote to dismantle health care. The American people will hold every senator responsible for their vote at the ballot box. & # 39;
Trump, who officially nominated the mother of seven, described her as "one of the most brilliant and gifted legal minds in our nation".
Born in New Orleans, she attended Rhodes College and received her law degree from Notre Dame Law School, where she later taught.
She lives in South Bend, Indiana with her husband and seven children, two of whom were adopted from Haiti.
Conservatives have announced the election of Barrett as heir to Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away in February 2016.
Barrett, who worked for Scalia, shares his belief in an originalist take on the US Constitution.
Trump added, "She is a woman of unprecedented achievement, superior intellect, excellent credentials, and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution: Judge Amy Coney Barrett."
Barrett had been a leading candidate for the nomination after being considered for the seat of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who was confirmed in 2018.
The judge on the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals met with Trump this week.
'This should be an easy and quick confirmation. It should be very simple, "Trump said with a laugh, and added," Good luck. It's going to be very quick … We said that last time, didn't we? & # 39;
Liberals fear Barrett could deprive women of legal abortions as the landmark Roe v. Wade in 1973 revolved around a right to privacy that is not expressly stated in the US Constitution.
Barrett would also replace a Jewish member of the court with a devout Catholic and increase the number of Catholics on the bank to six.
There are a total of nine judges on the Supreme Court.
Barrett's beliefs will likely play a role in their upcoming judicial committee hearings.
She is a member of the People of Praise, a small Catholic group that teaches that husbands are the heads of families.
It has been falsely reported that the group was the inspiration for Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale, which is a popular television show today as the term "maid" was used to describe a member's personal advisor when that advisor was female.
Members of the group also swear an oath of allegiance, which some legal scholars have found problematic because it raises questions about the impartiality and independence of a judge.
During her 2017 confirmation hearings for a seat on the 7th Circuit in Chicago, Barrett testified that while she was a devout Catholic, those views would not be used in her bench decisions.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Justice Committee, told Barrett, "The dogma lives out loud within you."