Game on: Senator Graham Sets Senate Judiciary's Hearing Schedule For Judge Barrett

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Posted: Oct 05, 2020 5:00 PM
Game on: Senator Graham Sets Senate Judiciary's Hearing Schedule For Judge Barrett

Source: Erin Scott/Pool via AP

The Senate Judiciary Committee formalized the start of confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Even in light of Democrat Senators’ outrageous demands to pause Judge Barrett’s confirmation process, the committee, led by Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), will begin Judge Barrett’s confirmation hearings on Monday, October 12. The committee’s evaluation of Judge Barrett will continue until October 15.

Democrats lobbied for Judge Barrett’s hearings to be delayed after two GOP Senators on the Judiciary Committee tested positive for coronavirus, but the minority’s opposition to Judge Barrett was clear from the start. The committee has held hybrid hearings, with some Senators appearing virtually, since May; the committee is equipped to safely proceed with Judge Barrett's confirmation.