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

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Senator Mike Lee’s questioning so far has not involved many actual questions to Amy Coney Barrett, with the Republican lawmaker instead choosing to offer his own thoughts on a number of legal issues.

That strategy has irritated some reporters watching the hearing.

Senator: Instead of asking you valuable questions that might enlighten us on your jurisprudence, allow me to enlighten everyone on my already well-known opinions

You have thirty minutes to ask basically any question you want to someone. You use that time to make a speech to that person. pic.twitter.com/C0RrI8Aazb

Senator Mike Lee opened his questioning by criticizing supreme court Chief Justice John Roberts for ruling in favor of upholding the Affordable Care Act.

Lee claimed Roberts “rewrote the Affordable Care Act — not just once, but twice.”

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