Amy Coney Barrett enters day two of Supreme Court confirmation hearings, senators begin questions
Barrett will likely face questions on subjects including health care and abortion rights
Tuesday begins the second day of hearings to consider the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. On Monday, Senate Judiciary Republicans and Democrats previewed the strategy their respective side will take for the duration of the hearings, but questioning of the candidate will commence for the first time today.
On Monday, GOP Judiciary members set the stage to go after their Democratic colleagues for attacking Barrett’s devout Catholicism. Tuesday’s questioning will tell whether or not Democrats choose to pursue that line of attack against the SCOTUS candidate.
Close eyes will also be kept on Senator Kamala Harris, who is in the final stretch of the presidential campaign alongside running mate Joe Biden. Following last week’s debate showing against Vice President Mike Pence, Senator Harris, whose fiery cross-examination of then-SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh raised her national profile considerably, will likely be judged for her follow up performance. Harris is appearing over Skype, due to concerns about the novel coronavirus — time will tell if the technological solution will allow her to showcase her signature force.
Speaking of Brett Kavanaugh, Senator Lindsey Graham — the chairman of the Judiciary Committee — who notably gave an atypically charged performance during the 2019 hearings, finds himself in an interesting position. He is in the final stages of an unexpectedly tight Senate race in South Carolina and has been pulled off the campaign trail to preside over these hearings. The question becomes, will he use this high-intensity moment to stir up last-minute support from his base, or steer-clear of the drama?
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