Amy Connie Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings are set to begin on Monday, Oct. 12. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) said Saturday night.
Graham announced the schedule of the trial four hours later His appointment was made public By the President at the Rose Garden Festival.
President Trump’s candidate is sure to sit in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and fill a vacant court seat that will be a controversial process. September 18 death of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Although expedited, the process will follow the same framework as the previous two Supreme Court confirmation hearings under the Trump administration. Graham told Fox News.
That means Barrett’s hearings will last four days, during which he will hear opening statements, field questions from senators and testimony from outside witnesses.
“The nominee will be challenged. It is appropriate to challenge the nominee, but it will explode if they treat Judge Barrett like Judge Kavanaugh. [Democrats’] Face the big time, ”Graham said.
Commenting on his choice at the Rose Garden ceremony, Trump said, “Amy Connie Barrett will decide cases based on the text of the Constitution.
“As Amy said, being a judge requires courage. You do not have to decide the cases as you wish, but you have to do your duty and follow the law wherever it takes you. ”
Barrett’s appointment, which will be the third largest for Trump’s Supreme Court, will drastically transform the Supreme Court into a decisive conservative body.
Democrats are angry at the Republican-controlled Senate and call its leaders paradoxical and slanderous.
Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Guy) refused to allow lawmakers to consider the Scottish appointment of then-President Barack Obama to Judge Merrick Garland, citing that it was an election year.
Sen, a member of the Judiciary Committee. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) Said he was violating group tradition and would not meet Barrett.
“I refuse to consider this process legal. I will not meet with Judge Amy Connie Barrett.” He wrote on Twitter, His affirmation warns that abortion and health care rights could lead to legal change.
Graham, Trump and other Republicans have hailed Barrett as an outstanding law scholar and first-class graduate of the Notre Dame Law School.
Trump joked At a rally on Saturday night He wants to run for president in Pennsylvania.
When asked if Fox host Jeanne Birro Graham thought Democrats would ignore the trial altogether, he laughed.
“Well, it makes them faster,” Graham joked.