Tom Williams / Getty ImagesSupreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C. (Tom Williams / Getty Images)
Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court cleared its first hurdle when Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans sidestepped objections from Democrats Thursday to ultimately move forward on scheduling a confirmation vote.
The Hill reported Barrett’s nomination will receive a vote on Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. EST, which will move it out of committee and prepare it for a floor vote at a later date.
Both Democrats objected to moving her confirmation to the next step in an attempt to delay the process.
They were rebuffed by Graham.
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