What People Are Reading: Barrett Evades on Key Issues
Amy Coney Barrett’s evasiveness about her alarming track record on Roe v. Wade and the Affordable Care Act and her unwillingness to stand up to Donald Trump’s attacks on our democracy and abuses of power are leading the news.
Despite Barrett’s refusal to come clean on where she stands on issue after issue, Republicans continue to push forward with an illegitimate process at unprecedented speed, even as they refuse to provide COVID relief and more than 13 million people have already voted.
Here are just some of the headlines Americans are reading.
The Guardian: Amy Coney Barrett dodges abortion, healthcare and election law questions
CNN: ‘It’s distressing not to get a straight answer’: Democrats grill Barrett on health care and abortion
CNN: Barrett refuses to commit on Roe v. Wade
NPR: Barrett Says She Does Not Consider Roe V. Wade ‘Super-Precedent’
CBS: Barrett says Roe v. Wade is not “superprecedent”
Vox: Amy Coney Barrett refused to say if Trump can delay the election. The correct answer is he can’t.
Washington Post: Postpone the election? Voter intimidation? Amy Coney Barrett is open to it.
Forbes: Amy Coney Barrett Refuses To Answer Question About If Trump Resists Peaceful Transfer Of Presidential Power
NBC: Barrett dodges question about whether she’d recuse herself from any 2020 election case
NPR: Can Trump Pardon Himself? Barrett Sidesteps What Booker Calls A Live Issue
The Root: Let the Record Show: Amy Coney Barrett Draws Scrutiny for Ruling Saying ‘N-Word’ Doesn’t Prove a Workplace Is Hostile
New York Times: Climate change made an appearance, and Barrett’s language mirrored G.O.P. talking points.
Mother Jones: On Climate, Amy Coney Barrett Demurs, “I’m Not a Scientist.”
HuffPo: Amy Coney Barrett Says She Has No ‘Firm Views’ On Climate Change
The Guardian: Kamala Harris grilling prompts doubtful claim from Amy Coney Barrett
MSNBC: Amy Coney Barrett’s stance on IVF concerns fertility doctors
Romper: Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination Has Some Worried About The Future Of IVF
NPR: Amy Coney Barrett Avoids Giving Position On Abortion Rights
Reuters: Trump’s Supreme Court pick avoids questions on abortion, gay marriage
Newsweek: Amy Coney Barrett Refuses to Answer Questions on Abortion, Obamacare and Trump Delaying Election
ABC: Barrett won’t give views on same-sex marriage, a president’s authority to delay an election
Mother Jones: Lindsey Graham Opens Barrett’s Confirmation Hearing by Attacking Obamacare
ABC: Barrett won’t say whether she agrees with Scalia that Roe was wrongly decided
HuffPo: Amy Coney Barrett Dodges All Of Democrats’ Questions On Health Care, Abortion
HuffPost: Amy Coney Barrett Dragged For Claiming She ‘Never’ Discriminates On ‘Sexual Preference’
Washington Post: Barrett’s refusal to recuse on the election is disqualifying
LGBTQ Nation: With just two words, Amy Coney Barrett revealed how biased she is against LGBTQ people
Slate: Amy Coney Barrett Explained Why She Doesn’t Care About Preexisting Conditions
USA Today: I’m a cancer survivor, but I might not survive Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court
AZ Central: Amy Coney Barrett Ducks the Abortion Question, Ruth Bader Ginsberg Did Not.
Des Moines Register: Survivors of sexual violence deserve a better Supreme Court justice than Amy Coney Barrett
Bangor Daily News: Editorial: Passing a substantial relief bill must be the top priority for Congress
Salt Lake Tribune: Sen. Mike Lee asks Amy Coney Barrett few questions; gives long speeches instead