Confirmation hearing begins for Trump's Supreme Court nominee
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has opened its four-day confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, an appointment that could tip the court's balance towards conservatives for years to come.
Republicans say they have the votes to confirm her to the country's highest court, but she'll face tough questioning from Democrat Senators with the U.S. presidential election just three weeks away.
The Senate began its hearing to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett as Republicans pushed for a final vote before Election Day despite Democrats' calls to wait. On CBS' "Face the Nation," Democratic Senator Chris Coons told moderator Margaret Brennan he will ask Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett about statements she's made about rulings on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Joel Payne, a CBS News political contributor and a Democratic strategist, and CBS News political analyst Leslie Sanchez joined CBSN to discuss. On Monday, the Senate will begin confirmation hearings for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett. Republicans hope the process will be complete by Election Day. The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday opened its four-day confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett in what the panel's chairman predicted would be a "long contentious week," as Republicans seek to approve her ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election.