President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. Trump’s announcement came just 38 days before voters will decide whether he will hold the White House for a second term.
It appears Republicans will have the votes they need. McConnell needs just 50 of the Senate’s 53 Republicans to stay in line, given Vice President Mike Pence’s ability to cast a tie breaking vote.
The hearings, which will last three to four days, will start off with opening statements by Judiciary Committee members followed by the questioning of Barrett and testimony from outside witnesses and legal experts. A final vote could take place at the end of the month, several days before election day on Nov. 3.
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