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Blumenthal: Barrett Would Be An Activist On The Bench

During debate today on the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said she would be an activist judge, who would radically shift the political balance of the court. Blumenthal told the chamber the GOP has pursued an unprecedented rush to confirm a nominee. He said Barett would help decimate the healthcare system by ruling against Obamacare. But Republican senators describe Barrett as a restrained judge who will only call balls and strikes. The Supreme Court could hear another legal challenge to the Affordable Healthcare Act a week after the election.