Biden and Harris slam Trump for choosing Amy Barrett as RBG successor, Internet echoes Dems: 'Disgusting bigot'

Trump said, 'It is my honor to nominate one of our nation’s most brilliant legal minds to the Supreme Court. She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution'


                            Biden and Harris slam Trump for choosing Amy Barrett as RBG successor, Internet echoes Dems: 'Disgusting bigot'
Joe Biden, Amy Coney Barrett and Kamala Harris (Getty Images)

President Donald Trump on Saturday, September 26, nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy following the sudden demise of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. However, the decision did not go down well with his Democrat party rival Joe Biden and his vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris. Speaking from the White House Rose Garden on Saturday, the POTUS was quite pleased with his announcement. Praising Barrett he said, “Today, it is my honor to nominate one of our nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds to the Supreme Court. She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials, and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution: Judge Amy Coney Barrett.”

Trump threw light on Barrett's qualifications and said, “Judge Barrett is a graduate of Rhodes College and the University of Notre Dame Law School. At Notre Dame, she earned a full academic scholarship, served as the Executive Editor of the Law Review, graduated first in her class, and received the law school’s award for the best record of scholarship and achievement.” Commenting on her law career, he said: “Upon graduation, she became a clerk for Judge Laurence Silberman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Amy then received one of the highest honors a young lawyer could have, serving as a clerk on the Supreme Court for Justice Antonin Scalia. A highly — (applause) — a very highly respected law professor at Notre Dame wrote to Justice Scalia with a one-sentence recommendation: ‘Amy Coney is the best student I ever had.’ That’s pretty good. Justice Scalia hired her shortly thereafter.”

The POTUS also mentioned how his decision of nominating Barrett was supported by many across the political spectrum. “When I nominated Judge Barrett to serve on the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in 2017, every law clerk from her time at the Supreme Court endorsed her and endorsed her nomination, writing, quote, ‘We are Democrats, Republicans, and independents…yet we write to support the nomination of Professor Barrett to be a Circuit Judge…Professor Barrett is a woman of remarkable intellect and character. She is eminently qualified for the job.’” However, Biden and Harris disagreed to this. After the nomination, Biden tweeted, “Today, President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court — a jurist with a written track record of disagreeing with the Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Vote like your health care is on the ballot — because it is.”



 

 

In his official statement, Biden said how Barrett has opposed the Affordable Care Act. “Today, President Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the successor to Justice Ginsburg’s seat. She has a written track record of disagreeing with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the Affordable Care Act. She critiqued Chief Justice John Roberts’ majority opinion upholding the law in 2012.” He added that the Senate should not act on this vacancy until after the American people select their next president and the next Congress. Harris also tweeted against Trump's Supreme Court judge nomination, “Trump’s hand-picked successor to Justice Ginsburg’s seat makes it clear: they intend to destroy the Affordable Care Act & overturn Roe. This selection would move the court further right for a generation & harm millions of Americans.I strongly oppose Judge Barrett’s nomination.”



 

 

Barrett is a longtime opponent of the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. Business Insider reported that if confirmed she could strike down the law. Further, HuffPost reported that it is possible for Barrett, based on her legal writings, that she would press the court in a strongly conservative direction on issues related to abortion rights. Now that she has been nominated, Barrett would be replacing a Jewish member of the court with a devout Catholic. This brings the number of Catholics on the Supreme bench to six. No sooner than Barrett's nomination as an associate justice of the Supreme Court dropped with Democrats criticizing her, the Internet too had a lot to say on this.

A user critiqued Trump, “When will he produce this wonderful health care plan? When he undergoes a physical? Shows his taxes? Takes a drug test? Don’t hold your breath.” Some blasted Barrett, “Why should we believe Amy Coney Barrett is devoted to any moral principles at all? She just proudly accepted a nomination from an amoral man whose callous indifference has caused the deaths of 200,000 Americans.”



 

 



 

 

Another concurred, “You do know in order for the white patriarchy to stay in power the status quo must be returned to the days of women being economically dependent so men can exert their dominance without feeling emasculated. Amy Cohen Barrett will deliver that for them.” Another wrote against Barrett, “Amy Barrett is an absolute piece of s**t lets her catholic beliefs cloud her legal judgment. She is a disgusting bigot. This is not a “win” for conservative women. Y’all are just so embarrassing.”



 

 



 

 

However, some came in support of Barrett as well. “Exactly how will she harm millions of Americans? I can clearly see the possibility of her helping millions of Americans. And it isn't a judge's job to help or hurt anyone. It is their job to interpret the law regardless of what various interests desire.” Another supporting her said, “You get a vote. Vote no. That's it. It is not that hard. For the record, it was not Ginsburg's seat. The seat belongs to the People. She occupied the seat, just as ACB with occupy the seat. Did you ever take a civics class. All SCJ's are handpicked by the duly elected President.”



 

 



 

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