Senate Judiciary Committee Sets Date and Time for Amy Coney Barrett Vote

Senate Judiciary Committee Sets Date and Time for Amy Coney Barrett Vote


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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.

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Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut were the only Democratic panel members present when GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina called to schedule the vote.

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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