Amy Coney Barrett faces questions on legal record as nomination hearings continue – live


2.19pm BST

Amy Coney Barrett said she considered herself an originalist, which means she considers the Constitution to “have the meaning that it had at the time that people ratified it,” in 1790.

In his questioning, Lindsey Graham repeatedly mentioned the late Justice Antonin Scalia, for whom Barrett clerked.

2.10pm BST

Senator Lindsey Graham used the beginning of his questioning of Amy Coney Barrett to lay out his complaints about the Affordable Care Act.

The Republican chairman of the Senate judiciary committee argued the ACA (“Obamacare”) has given an unfair advantage to large states like California, Massachusetts and New York.

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