01:04 GMT20 October 2020
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    As netizens proceeded to express their opinions on Barrett's nomination, issues like the fate of the Affordable Care Act and even the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court ended up being brought into the equation.

    As the confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett, who got nominated by US President Donald Trump for the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, kicked off at the Senate on 12 October, intense debates broke out on social media where netizens discussed whether that nomination was appropriate.

    Trump's nomination of Barrett, which comes mere weeks before the upcoming presidential election in the United States, has already elicited criticism from Democrats who argue that no confirmation should take place until after the elections.

    Meanwhile, many social media users, including some prominent US politicians, presented differing points of view on Barrett's nomination and confirmation.

    Some also expressed concern about what Barrett's nomination might mean for the Affordable Care Act.

    And the House Judiciary Committee Republicans were quick to bring into the equation a certain other Supreme Court Justice nomination that took place not that long ago.

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