The blazing fast confirmation hearing starts on October 12th and will be sent to the full Senate floor for a vote after October 22nd.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Sunday detailed the timeline of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation process starting Oct. 12.
“More than half of the Supreme Court justices who have had hearings were done within 16 days or less, so we’ll start on Oct. 12,” Graham told “Sunday Morning Futures.”
“We’ll have a day of introduction. We’ll have two days of questioning, Tuesday and Wednesday, and on [Oct. 15] we’ll begin the markup.”
“We’ll hold it over for a week, and we’ll report her nomination out of the committee on Oct. 22,” he continued. “Then it will be up to Sen. [Mitch] McConnell as to what to do with the nomination once it comes out of committee.”
Judge Amy Coney Barrett applauds as President Donald Trump announces Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Graham first confirmed the Oct. 12 start date to Judge Jeanine Pirro on Saturday night after President Trump announced Barrett’s nomination.
“Democrats try to destroy Judge Barrett at their own peril,” Graham said on Sunday. “Their base is going nuts. They’ve raised $300 million since the passing of Justice [Ruth Bader] Ginsburg. I’m being outraised two to one. Every Republican running the Senate is being hit hard with all of this money.”
“Every Democratic senator is going to be under tremendous pressure to destroy Judge Barrett,” he said.
This pressure is why we agree with Rush Limbaugh that Republicans should skip the confirmation process altogether. These hearings will give Democrats a platform to destroy Amy Coney Barrett on national TV. Don’t believe us? Just look at what they did to Brett Kavanaugh.
Republicans in the Senate must push this through before the November election. Democrats will do everything in their power to delay and distract the Senate from doing their Constitutional duty of confirming a Supreme Court Justice.