Republicans are coming for the Health care coverage that is currently protecting the health of millions of Americans with the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act provides millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions like diabetes, cancer and the long term effects of Covid19.
It’s obvious from the rushed hearing to confirm Justice Amy Coney Barrett for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court that this takes precidence over all of the needs and wishes of the American people. The American people have spoken and overwhelmingly said that this should wait for the election on Novemeber 3rd so the American public and the president would have a chance to have their voices heard.
Many of the Republican senators at this hearing attended the Rose Garden announcement of Barett’s nomination that turned out to be a superspreader of Covid-19, infecting the president, cabinet members, republican donors and many others.
Yet in their rush to hold this hearing they would not even take the time out to be tested for Covid-19! They are sitting in a closed room for hours each day. They could be continuing to spread Covid-19 to other members in the hearing, staff, office and cleaning personel and others.
They refuse to say, like the president, when the last time they tested negative was. The White House refuses to implement a comprehensive testing and contact tracing program that would allow them to know who was infected, who was in contact with infected people and both know who was infected and help control new infections. Testing which shows the genomic variations as Covid passes from one person to another would show you how the virus traveled from person to person and pehaps save hundreds or even thousands of lives that will be lost. But the White House refuses to do comprehensive contract tracing.
A justice, once they put on their black judicial robes and take on their role as justice are supposed to be able to just decide on the basis of the law and put all political, personal or religious biases aside
However Justice Barrett seems unable to put aside her political biases. Certainly Justice Barrett should have been at the Rose Garden announcement of her appointment.
But her political biases caused her to violate one of the most important roles of a mother – to protect her children. She knowingly brought all of her childern to the Rose Garden ceremoney where people were sitting close together, hugging each other, and not wearing masks. She knowingly brought her children into a dangeous environment where they were exposed to Covid-19.
Scientific research has shown that young children can be very efficient spreaders of Covid19, spreading the disease to many others although the children themselves might not show symptoms or be asymptomatic.
We know by her own admission that Judge Barrett had Covid during the summer but “got over it.” The question is was she tested? Did her test show she was negative? Were all of her children tested? Did they all test negative?
Being a Justice requires you to separate your beliefs so that you don’t allow a bias to infect your judgement.
Bringing her children to the Rose Garden ceremony which proved to be a Covid superspreader event was a huge lapse in Judge Barrett’s duty to protect her children. It shows her inability to put her political beliefs aside and is just another example of why Judge Barrett is unsuited to put on the robes of a Supreme Court Justice.