The third day of confirmation hearings for the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court is underway before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Barrett, 48, was nominated last month to fill the seat of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Wednesday marks the second round of the question-and-answer phase, during which the 22 senators that make up the powerful committee will each have 20 minutes to question President Trump’s nominee to the bench on the topics of their choosing.
If later rounds of questioning are approved by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), which is likely to happen, senators will be given 10 minutes each for their questions.
On Monday and Tuesday, Senate Judiciary Democrats, who make up 10 of the 22 committee lawmakers, made protecting the Affordable Care Act a primary focus of their opening statements and initial questioning of the potential Supreme Court justice.
Democrats were seated on both days in front of