WATCH: Sen. Patrick Leahy questions Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett

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Published on 13 Oct 2020, 15:18
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., questioned Judge Amy Coney Barrett on the second day of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing. The Oct. 13 hearing came three weeks before Election Day. The second of four days of scheduled testimony gave senators an opportunity to ask Barrett about her record and approach to the law. Leahy asked Barrett about President Donald Trump's past pledges to appoint judges and justices that would overturn the Affordable Care Act. He also echoed his party's fear that Trump is urging the Senate to rush Barrett's appointment to the Court in case it is called upon to rule on the November presidential election. Barrett responded: "I have made no commitment to anyone, not in this Senate, not over at the White House, about how I would decide any case."

Watch highlights from from Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing - Day 1: youtube.com/watch?v=Fcl4NTMeLO...

Watch highlights from Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing - Day 2: youtube.com/watch?v=z8lrQd4Azo...

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