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Monday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court was attended by Republicans, Democrats, and the Judge herself. But the coverage of the event, during ABC’s World News Tonight, sounded more like a highlight reel for the left. Senior national correspondent Terry Moran repeatedly boasted ‘Democrats this’ and ‘Democrats that’ while commended them for being “remarkably united” against Judge Barrett.
Anchor David Muir made it clear from the get-go that they were going to be a megaphone for the Democrats on the committee. “Democrats warn health care coverage for millions of Americans, including those with pre-existing conditions, is on the line with this nomination, with a major case before the court just days after the election,” he announced in the opening tease.
After Muir repeated that line in his lead up to video portion of the segment, Moran kicked off by gushing about how “Democrats, in a surprise, changed the script.”
Adding: “For once, remarkably united, one after another, the Democrats argued that this confirmation threatens all Americans health care and protections for pre-existing conditions.” He followed that up with a soundbite of Senator stolen valor, aka Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) railing against Barrett.