Judiciary Committee Moves Forward With Barrett Confirmation

Judiciary Committee Moves Forward With Barrett Confirmation

(NewsReady.com) – Thursday, October 15, saw the end of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings. Witnesses came forward to vouch for the Supreme Court nominee, and Republicans announced what’ll happen next.

The American Bar Association’s nonpartisan standing committee, which deals with the federal judiciary, sent representatives to discuss Barrett’s nomination. Chairman Randall D. Noel said the organization believes she has the “integrity, judicial temperament, professional competence” to be on the high court.

Watch his full comments below:

Republicans have scheduled a date to vote on Judge Barrett — October 22. After the vote, lawmakers will report her nomination to the full Senate. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he will begin the next step of the process on October 23. The GOP believes they have the votes they need to confirm the next SCOTUS justice.

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