After yesterday’s confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, as expected, the response was divided among politicians. While Republicans praised the new Justice as a strong addition to the Supreme Court, Democrats slammed Republicans for Justice Barrett’s confirmation, and one Democrat who was vocal in his disapproval is Vice President Joe Biden (D).
In an Instagram post, Biden expressed that “the rushed and unprecedented confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett as Associate Justice to the Supreme Court, in the middle of an ongoing election, should be a stark reminder to every American that your vote matters.”
The Presidential hopeful added that “just a few days after Election Day next week, the Supreme Court will hear the case on the Affordable Care Act,” noting that “while panicked and erratic in mishandling the pandemic, Donald Trump has been crystal clear on one thing – for the past four years, and again just last night on 60 Minutes – he wants to tear down the Affordable Care Act in its entirety and take away your health care and protections for pre-existing conditions.”
In response, Biden pleaded with the American public, saying that “if you want to protect your health care, if you want your voice to be heard in Washington, if you want to say no, this abuse of power doesn’t represent you – then turn out and vote.”
And, in making a distinction between himself and the President, Biden asserted that Americans should “vote for a president, for Members of Congress, and for candidates up and down the ticket who actually have a plan for health care, and who will build on the Affordable Care Act to expand coverage, bring down costs, and give you more choices.”
And, although Justice Barrett has replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, Biden implored that Americans should “vote for the legacy of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg” because “she was proof that courage, conviction, and moral clarity can change not just the law, but also the world.”