During his testimony today at the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Senator Richard Blumenthal told the story of a 10-year-old from Ridgefield who he says relies on the Affordable Care Act. Blumenthal says Connor Curran suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and relies on Obamacare to survive. “Connor and millions others like him are why I will oppose your nomination,” Blumenthal told Barrett. “Your nomination is about the Republican goal of repealing the Affordable Care act, the Obamacare they seem to detest so much. It’s about people like Connor, protections for people with pre existing conditions.” Barrett would replace Ruth Bader Ginsberg who had upheld the constitutionality of the ACA. The law will once again come before the court November 10. Following Blumenthal’s statement, President Donald Trump launched an attack on the Senator via Twitter.

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