Tuesday, October 6, 2020

McConnell, Graham Set Virtual Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings For Next Week ... DEMOCRATS' WHINE

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McConnell, Graham set virtual Supreme Court confirmation hearings for next week
Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham officially scheduled Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing for next week, announcing it will start Monday and continue for the next four days.
The South Carolina Republican noted the hearings will begin Oct. 12 and run through Oct. 15.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, defended the Judiciary Committee moving forward with Judge Barrett’s nomination despite two GOP members of the committee testing positive for COVID-19 over the weekend and self-isolating. --->READ MORE HERE
Supreme Court hearings are moving forward, despite COVID-19 diagnoses for senators
Although the Senate will not return to session until Oct. 19, the Senate Judiciary Committee is pushing forward on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as scheduled next week.
The timeline of Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing was thrown into question Friday after two Republican senators on the Judiciary Committee tested positive for COVID-19: Mike Lee of Utah and Thom Tillis of North Carolina. Both attended a Rose Garden ceremony announcing President Donald Trump's choice of Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the high court. Several people in attendance, including the president, have since tested positive for COVID-19.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement Saturday that he will obtain a consent agreement for the full Senate session to remain out for two more weeks. But Republican leaders have maintained that the scheduled four days of hearings for Barrett will begin as planned Oct. 12. Democrats have been urging to delay the hearings until at least after Election Day.
McConnell said in his statement that “the important work of the Senate’s committees can and will continue as each committee sees fit.” --->READ MORE HERE
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