Trey Gaudy, former chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said Tuesday that the Senate Judiciary Committee acts as a Republican “unit” during the second day of Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Judge Amy Connie Barrett.
Gaud, now a contributor to Fox News, is cited as an example of Barrett’s interrogation by Sen. Josh Haley Wali, R-Mo, touching on Barrett’s religious beliefs, his family, and some of his past judicial decisions.
“I’m sure Josh wanted to do something else with his time, but the group as a whole said, ‘You have to give him a chance to explain the following.’ “I think they’re working as a unit, which is incredibly rare as a Republican, and I’m glad to see that.”
Gaud added that Democrats have been similarly disciplined in their inquiries, focusing heavily on trying to pin down Barrett on health policy.
“Democrats are focusing on health care and suddenly wanting to scare people that she will withdraw her right and Republicans are well-disciplined, more disciplined than the House Judiciary Committee.”
National Federation of Independent Independent Business Vs. Discussing the Sebilius case, in which the Supreme Court upheld most of the Affordable Care Act, Gaud said that “the way the four judges were argued by the Obama administration was unconstitutional, all nine disagreed. Their commercial clause analysis.”
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“It wasn’t just a conservative group, all nine people thought it shouldn’t be a stand-alone group,” he added.
“There are 1,000 ways to protect pre-existing conditions and provide access to health care. I think what Judge Barrett says will find a way to get through the constitution. There were 1,000 ways to do it but it’s the Supreme Court’s job to find it. Not one of them. “