Amy Coney Barrett avoids specific answers as she faces final day of senators’ questions

SourceCNBC
SectorEconomy
CountryMiddle east

Judge Amy Coney Barrett avoided answering direct inquiries again on Wednesday on her final day of questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as she appeared headed for a swift confirmation before the Nov. 3 presidential election.Barrett's hearings entered their third day on Wednesday with a second round of questioning for each of the committee's 22 senators.The opening exchanges suggested that the day would again focus on Barrett's views on abortion, Trump's powers and the Affordable Care Act, though Barrett suggested she was unlikely to be any more forthcoming about her own legal views despite efforts by Democrats to pry specifics from her.After Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the committee's ranking Democrat, asked Barrett whether she agreed with some originalist legal scholars who believed that the Medicare program was unconstitutional, Barrett said she ...read more...