Confirmation hearings by the Senate for Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, began this morning at 9 a.m. ET and are set to last through Thursday, October 15.
Barrett’s confirmation has always looked like a done deal, as Senate Republicans vowed to confirm Trump’s pick even before he announced that he had settle on Barrett.
But, after the Rose Garden ceremony celebrating Barrett’s nomination, doubts about Republicans’ ability to confirm her before the November 3election were being rumored, mostly by the Democratic party claiming the event was a COVID-19 super spreader event, and even saying the nomination shouldn’t be held.
Even Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein said during her opening statement this morning at the Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, that she believed the Senate “should not be moving forward with this nomination.
Regardless of Feinstein’s comments, or other Democrats’ naysaying’s, it seems extremely likely that Barrett will be the next Supreme Court justice.