On Thursday, October 15, at a meeting of the Senate Committee on Legal Affairs, experts and witnesses speak, but without the Trump nominee’s participation.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday set a date for a vote in the Committee on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court justice, for November 22.
The next Committee hearing is being held without Barrett, who has been answering senators’ questions for the previous two days. In total, the two – day hearing took almost 20 hours.
The Chairman of the Committee, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, over the objections of Democrats, set the vote for October 22 before the end of the last stage of the hearings – speeches of experts and witnesses from among both supporters and opponents appointment.
Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar expressed outrage at the decision, calling it a “farce.”
Republicans hope that Amy Barrett will be confirmed for office before the presidential election, held on November 3. In this case, the number of conservative-minded chief justices will be six out of nine.