Should Judge Barrett's nomination be confirmed, conservative-leaning justices will hold a 6-3 majority on the Supreme Court, shifting its ideological balance for potentially decades to come.
"I didn't think it was for me to discuss that with her, because it's something she is going to be ruling on", Mr Trump said.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has his caucus on board with an effort to disrupt and obstruct Senate Republicans, using a wide range of procedural tools to try to make it hard for the Senate majority leader.
When one of those felon laws came before Judge Barrett, she dissented, maintaining that the Supreme Court didn't really mean to exclude gun ownership for felons who aren't unsafe.
Progressive organization Demand Justice bought the website domain AmyConeyBarrett.com and is redirecting it to a webpage scrutinizing the judicial record of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump's pick to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. "It's not a question that will be before the court in the case that's coming up and there's absolutely zero reason to believe that judge Barrett is somebody who does not have the views about the importance of health care".
"As I have said before, I do not support the Senate moving forward on a Supreme Court nomination until after Inauguration Day", he said.
Trump stood alongside Barrett at a White House Rose Garden ceremony to announce his decision, calling her "one of the most brilliant and gifted minds" in the legal world.
With the liberals' influence waning, the court will likely see a replay of some of the biggest judicial disputes in the nation, not least abortion rights and the already battered Obamacare health care plan.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the assistant leader, said Democrats can slow down the confirmation by a matter of hours or days, "but we can't stop the outcome".
Interviews with more than a dozen Democratic senators revealed broad support for disrupting the Supreme Court confirmation process, even if the strategy yields some collateral damage.
Harris is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Democrats' vice presidential candidate.
Barrett is what those in the legal community call a 'textualist'. "A vote for Amy Coney Barrett is a dagger aimed at the heart of the healthcare protections Americans so desperately need and want".
"She is in the tradition of Scalia", Cassell said.
Coons then criticized Trump for continuing his efforts to overturn the ACA, before pointing to Barrett's past remarks that are critical of rulings that upheld it.
On Saturday, during a speech at the White House, Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett, a highly religious conservative, as his Supreme Court nominee, to fill the vacancy left by Ginsburg after she died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, at the age of 87, at her home in Washington. "I like that she is true to the constitution".
"Sadly, it seems we can no longer rely on the United States Supreme Court to protect us", said Jennifer Childs-Roshak, CEO of Planned Parenthood League of MA. "Judges are not policymakers", Mrs Barrett said.
"I think you know my spirit, which is to sit down and meet with people and talk to them", Booker said.
And she did, getting the law school to quickly purchase the needed software, says Wolk, who would go on to graduate second in her class and serve as a law clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas. "One of the things I want to ask her is will she recuse herself in terms of any election issues that come before us because if she does not recuse herself, I fear that the court will be further delegitimized".
Democrats are set to make the fate of the Obamacare healthcare law a key part of the confirmation fight.