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Van Hollen: Barrett Should Not Be Part of Possible Election Rulings

October 23rd, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, setting up a final vote for confirmation on Monday. Though the vote was 12-0, the 10 Democratic senators on the panel boycotted the vote, and filled their seats with pictures of people who rely upon the Affordable Care Act, drawing attention to an upcoming case on the health care law's constitutionality. During last week’s hearings, Barrett  declined to say whether she would recuse herself from any case that may arise if there is a legal dispute over the outcome of next month’s presidential election.  Senator Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat, called plans for Barrett to possibly have a say in determing the election is outrageous.