The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Thursday, but some Republican Senators are warning that Democrats could try a number of procedural and legislative delays to push the vote further into October.
Fox News reports that the committee is giving its members a week to mull the nomination, “as is custom,” and plans to meet to “consider Barrett’s nomination at 1 pm ET on Thursday, Oct. 22.”
“The committee will vote to send the nomination to the floor (technically the ‘calendar,’ but that’s another story),” the outlet reported late Saturday. “A nominee does not have to have a ‘favorable; recommendation from the committee to go to the floor. Robert Bork received an ‘unfavorable’ recommendation from the committee in 1987 (and was defeated on the floor). Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was sent to the floor with ‘no recommendation’ in 1991 before being confirmed.”
“The committee will need