Senate lawmakers will begin consideration of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett after they revote a narrow coronavirus aid package and send a subpoena to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled last week the Senate will begin consideration of Barrett’s nomination on Oct. 23, one day after her expected approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Barrett’s confirmation hearing this week appeared to reinforce the already significant enthusiasm for her nomination from Senate Republicans, who are expected to vote nearly unanimously to confirm her by the end of October.
The Senate is expected to spend several days debating her nomination and taking procedural votes before a final vote sometime next week.
Two Republicans, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, are expected to vote against bringing up the Barrett nomination. It is extremely rare for a lawmaker to vote against his or her party’s high-court nominee.
Both lawmakers said they object to