Sen. Kaine predicts healthcare showdown if President Trump's SCOTUS pick is approved

Posted at 1:54 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 16:56:42-04

WASHINGTON, DC - As the nation pays its final respects to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the battle over her replacement is becoming more intense. President Trump is set to announce his nomination to fill the open seat by Saturday.

On a video conference Thursday morning, Senator Tim Kaine told News 3 This Morning anchor Blaine Stewart he believes Republicans see this opening on the high court as a last chance to strike down the Affordable Care Act. Kaine believes the only way to combat a conservative majority on the Supreme Court, is for Democrats to gain control of the Senate and the White House.

"Say they pack the court, and the person they put on does what they hope they’ll do and strike down the Affordable Care Act, a Senate Democrat majority can enact a new and even better version that would provide coverage for even more people," Kaine says."

He added, "So, when I think about fixing it, I’m thinking if they’re so set and determined on taking health insurance away from tens of millions, we can fix that if we have a Senate majority and a White House.”

Senator Kaine renewed his call on Republicans to honorJustice Ginsburg’s dying wish that she not be replaced until after the November election.