President Trump this night yesterday he is nominating Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court docket. The battle over the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat has turn out to be a focus of the election.
Barrett, 48, was a finalist for the Supreme Court docket spot that went to Brett Kavanaugh in 2018. She was confirmed in 2017 for her present judgeship on the seventh US Circuit Court docket of Appeals, which covers Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Now, the Republican-led Senate will start the affirmation course of for Barrett — and a few GOP senators signaled they are going to rapidly transfer to take up the nomination.
This is what we learn about subsequent steps:
- Tuesday: Barrett is predicted to be on Capitol Hill Tuesday to start courtesy calls, per GOP sources. She’ll additionally meet with Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell then, sources stated.
- The week of Oct. 12: Based on a probable schedule being circulated across the Senate at the moment, the listening to to substantiate Barrett might start on Oct. 12, with opening statements within the Senate Judiciary committee. There could be rounds of questioning on Oct. 13 and Oct. 14, and there could be a closed session on Oct. 15 with outdoors witnesses.
- Oct. 29: That timeline would enable for a affirmation vote by Oct. 29, hitting a pre-election timeline that the White Home and congressional Republicans are more and more coalescing behind.