Senate Judiciary Committee Sets Date For Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings
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As anticipated, President Trump made it official when on Saturday he announced Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the nominee for his historic third Supreme Court appointment.
In a Saturday press conference held in the White House Rose Garden, Trump introduced Barrett who he praised as having a brilliant legal mind as the successor to rabid leftist icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg who died last week.
With the Democrats and their smear machine already roaring into action to slander and demonize the conservative mother of seven who is a devout Catholic, the GOP-controlled Senate is moving quickly to hold confirmation hearings despite ear-piercing squeals of protest.
Shortly after the POTUS introduced Barrett, it was announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee would begin four days of hearings on October 12, a date that has already been decried by Democrats.
The Senate may vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court just days before Election Day, according to a key Republican senator, making for a potentially dramatic ending to the 2020 campaign.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. who leads the Senate Judiciary Committee – the panel tasked with vetting judicial nominees – said four days of confirmation hearings will begin Oct. 12 and that the committee should clear Barrett's nomination by Oct. 26. That would leave the full Republican-led Senate with roughly a week to confirm Barrett in the final days of the presidential campaign.
The committee released its plan just hours after President Donald Trump nominated the appeals judge to the high court Saturday, underscoring Senate Republicans' aim to quickly place another conservative justice on the bench before Nov. 3. Democrats have been trying to delay the vote in hopes Democrat Joe Biden defeats Trump or the Democrats retake control of the Senate. While they can use some arcane procedural methods to attempt slowing down the process, Democrats are unable to halt the process without Republican support.
The Oct. 12 hearing is one of four that week before the Judiciary Committee, where nominees are grilled on a range of sensitive issues that could be taken up by the high court.
According to Lindsey Graham who is the Judiciary Committee Chairman, he hopes to move the nomination to the full Senate the week before the election in order to get the SCOTUS up to full strength in preparation for the legal chicanery from the Democrats and their Lawfare army.
Will Democrats choose the pre-election confirmation battle as the hill that they are prepared to die on?
Violence and riots in D.C. and other cities is unlikely to play well with voters who already see Democrat complicity and the nationally televised committee hearings will allow for Americans who are unfamiliar with Kamala Harris to get a good look at the real head of the Dem ticket in action with her nastiness.
The fight over Ginsburg's seat is also likely to galvanize conservatives and especially those who value religious freedom who now have a chance to swing the direction of the nation's highest court away from the left for generations.