Republicans are hopeful that this week’s confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will help them turn the page on President Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis and other news that has left the party behind in the polls.
“She is a star, and we’re confident that will shine through,” said a Republican close to the hearings.
“The Supreme Court hearings and the fact that Trump is going on the campaign trail can help Republicans create renewed momentum in the final weeks before the election,” said GOP strategist Ron Bonjean.
Barrett’s turn in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which began Monday, comes as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden faces increasing scrutiny over his refusal to say whether he would support legislation to add more liberal justices by expanding the Supreme Court. A recent Washington Examiner/YouGov poll found the public was opposed to the idea, and reporters have grown irritated with the Democratic ticket’s evasiveness when asked about