Sen. Tina Smith: SCOTUS confirmation 'threatens to turn upside-down the lives of Minnesotans'

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In an interview with MPR News host Tom Crann Monday, U.S. Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minnesota) said confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court “threatens to turn upside-down the lives of Minnesotans by ending the Affordable Care Act.”
Christine T. Nguyen | MPR News 2019

Posted: Sept. 28, 5:18 p.m. | Updated: Sept. 29, 5:51 p.m.

In an interview with MPR News host Tom Crann Monday, U.S. Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minnesota) said confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court “threatens to turn upside-down the lives of Minnesotans by ending the Affordable Care Act.”

“People need to understand that right now before the Supreme Court, to be taken up a week after the election, is an effort by the Trump administration and Republican attorneys general to completely overturn the Affordable Care Act,” she said. “And Judge Barrett is on record as opposing the ACA.”

Smith is running against Republican Jason Lewis, who supports a Supreme Court confirmation before the election and “judges like Amy Coney Barrett who believe in protecting life, liberty and property.”

Lewis joined Crann on All Things Considered Tuesday, and both candidates will debate during Politics Friday this week.

Hear Smith’s full interview by clicking on the audio player above.

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