Amy Coney Barrett fends off Democrats in drama-free confirmation hearings

Amy Coney Barrett fends off Democrats in drama-free confirmation hearings


Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett emerged unscathed Wednesday after three days of confirmation hearings, fending off Democrats’ toughest questions and leaving her on a path to be sitting on the high court within weeks.

After a second day of senators’ questions, Republicans cheered the relatively drama-free proceedings, while Democrats spent their time attacking President Trump and warning of a health care crisis but mounting few significant challenges to Judge Barrett on her legal views.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Judiciary Committee said confirming Judge Barrett will shatter the glass ceiling for conservative women and prove to a generation of women that they don’t have to adhere to liberal orthodoxy.

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“This is the first time in American history that we have nominated a woman who is unashamedly pro-life and embraces her faith without apology, and she’s going to the court — a seat at the table is waiting on you,” he told the judge.

Wednesday’s second day of

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