Hillary Clinton Proposes New Conspiracy Theory On Why Trump Wants To Pick a New SCOTUS
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On Wednesday, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promoted a new conspiracy theory where she claimed that President Donald Trump wants to select a new Supreme Court Justice because him and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) are creating a “diabolical” plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
The comments from Clinton were similar to other comments that were made by other Democrats earlier in the week.
A “faction [of Democrats], composed mainly of moderates, felt that members should stay squarely focused on the implications that the confirmation would have on health care—arguing that the public, especially in key swing states, would be moved by fears that a new court (and even the current eight-member one) could allow for the full destruction of the Affordable Care Act,” the Daily Beast reported.
“This could not be more diabolical,” Clinton said. “And I think that Democrats need to be absolutely clear that any vote for any Republican is literally a vote to cost you money to make your health care more expensive and maybe to eliminate the possibility you’ll be able to afford it at all.”
Clinton made similar comments earlier in 2020 at the Texas Tribune Fesival.
“Ultimately this fight, it seems to me, is about health care,” Clinton said. “Health care is literally before the court.”
“Trump and the Republicans led by Mitch McConnell have been trying to get rid of health care for years ever since President Obama passed the Affordable Care Act,” Clinton added. “Let’s be sure we understand: What the Republicans are doing is rushing an appointment to the court to repeal the Affordable Care Act and strip away health care for many millions of Americans …The Democrats need to make that case.”
Check out what he Daily Wire reported:
Oral arguments on the legality of the Affordable Care Act are scheduled for November 10th, NPR notes.
“A coalition of Republican state attorneys general, led by Texas, argued in February 2018 that the Republican-backed tax-cut law of December 2017 had rendered the ACA unconstitutional by reducing to zero the ACA’s penalty for not having insurance. They based their argument on Chief Justice John Roberts’ 2012 conclusion that the ACA was valid, interpreting that penalty as a constitutionally appropriate tax,” the outlet reports.
If Roberts continues to insist the law is constitutional, it could result in a 4-4 decision, unless Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was not on the court the last time it ruled on the ACA, sides with the Court’s more liberal justices. A conservative justice, the theory goes, could tip the scales in favor of striking the ACA, 5-4.
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