Democratic nominee Joe Biden said Saturday that voters should decide who nominates the next Supre…

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The American people know the U.S. Supreme Court decisions affect their everyday lives, Biden said in a statement. The United States Constitution was designed to give the voters one chance to have their voice heard on who serves on the Court.
That moment is now and their voice should be heard. The Senate should not act on this vacancy until after the American people select their next president and the next Congress, Biden said. 
His statement was issued shortly after Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee Saturday afternoon from the White House Rose Garden. 
Biden framed the debate in the context of healthcare, noting the Trump administrations efforts to get the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administrations signature healthcare law, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden argued that Americans healthcare hangs in the balance this presidential election. 
Biden described Barrett as having a written track record of disagreeing with the U.S. Supreme Courts decision upholding the Affordable Care Act, noting she has criticized Chief Justice John Roberts majority opinion upholding the law in 2012. 
Democrats, like Biden, have said that the next president should be the one to choose Ginsburgs replacement on the high court. They have pointed to Senate Republicans decision not to consider former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaDemocrats ramp up pressure on Lieberman to drop out of Georgia Senate raceThe Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden on Trump: ‘He’ll leave’ l GOP laywers brush off Trump’s election remarks l Obama’s endorsementsTrump pledges to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, designate KKK a terrorist group in pitch to Black votersMOREs nominee Merrick GarlandMerrick Brian GarlandDoug Jones says he will not support Supreme Court nominee before electionHouse Democrat to introduce bill imposing term limits on Supreme Court justicesOn The Money: Anxious Democrats push for vote on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi, Mnuchin ready to restart talks | Weekly jobless claims increase | Senate treads close to shutdown deadlineMORE in 2016 because it was during an election year. 
But Republicans argue that the current circumstances are different because the same party controls the White House and Senate. Trump has indicated he wants to see a vote before the November election, which is less than 40 days away. 
Barrett is expected to begin meeting with senators next week and will face confirmation hearings beginning in mid-October.