Senate Panel To Vote On Barrett Nomination Late Next Week


Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) speaks on the fourth day of the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) speaks on the fourth day of the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett

The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on the nomination of federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court late next week. Democrats tried to slow down the process during the fourth day of Barrett's confirmation hearing. Connecticut Democrat Richard Blumenthal criticized Republicans for holding these hearings so close to the election. 

Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar said the winner of next month's presidential election should select the replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham defended the process and called Barrett highly qualified. The reality for Democrats is that they do not have the votes in the Republican-led Senate to block Barrett's confirmation. 

Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar joins in on criticizing Republicans for holding the confirmation hearings so close to the election.

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