“Today Republicans denied the will of the American people by confirming a Supreme Court justice through an illegitimate process — all in their effort to gut the Affordable Care Act and strip health care from millions with pre-existing conditions,” Harris said Monday minutes after Barrett was officially confirmed to the court. “We won’t forget this.”…

Republicans spent her confirmation hearings praising Barrett for her experience as a federal judge and stated commitment to constitutional originalism. Democrats painted her as a danger to women’s reproductive rights and politically beholden to President Trump and his allies, an assertion GOP senators have widely rejected.

“I don’t see her overturning the decision in Roe v. Wade, based on — based on the weighting of the reliance factors,” said Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican who had expressed wariness over the timing of the confirmation process so soon before an election but who voted for Barrett in the end.