Lindsey Graham Announces That Confirmation Hearings for Amy Coney Barrett Are Set to Begin Oct 12
On Saturday, after President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham told Fox News’s Judge Jeanine Pirro that Barrett’s confirmation hearings would begin on Monday, October 12th.
Graham said that the hearings for Barrett will last four days, where “she will give opening statements, field questions from Senators and listen to testimony from outside witnesses,” according to the New York Post. Graham added that “[T]he nominee will be challenged, and that’s appropriate to challenge the nominee, but if they treat Judge Barrett like they did Justice Kavanaugh it’s going to blow up in [Democrats’] face big time.”
Graham also said that he hopes to get the confirmation out of committee and to the full Senate floor by October 26th.
And, since the GOP controls the majority in the Senate, there is nothing the Democrats can do about it other than throw tantrums, such as refusing to meet with the nominee, as we reported on earlier today.
Gotta love it.