Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii expressed frustration with his party Friday over the Supreme Court fight over the seat left vacant after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Schatz maintained that Democrats should focus on Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act instead of engaging in partisan squabbling over the impending nomination less than 40 days ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
The senator spotlighted remarks arguing that the GOP is pushing to fill the vacancy so the party can secure a justice who would overturn the Obama-era health care law and kick "millions off their health care."
Democrats, Schatz asserted, "should say this, using these words.”
Noting the risk a 6-3 conservative majority on the high court could pose to the Affordable Care Act, almost every Democrat has said the confirmation process should be delayed until after Nov. 3.