Judge Amy Coney Barrett faces first day of questioning from Senators
The Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on the second day of confirmation hearings on Oct. 13.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett wore a mask as she faced senators during the first day of confirmation hearings. Senators were physically distanced from each other to prevent any possible spreading of the coronavirus. Outside there were angry protestors against her nomination wearing hazmat suits. Other protesters were on her side, waving signs that read "Confirm Amy." It was much different than when President Trump announced Barrett's nomination, which is now known to be a superspreader event. "The nomination will be reported favorably to the floor with a unanimous vote."
The Senate Judiciary Committee votes 12-0 on Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
The Democratic members of the committee boycotted the vote. Before her nomination, there was speculation about Judge Amy Coney Barrett and how her views could impact the future of the Supreme Court. Sen Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member, delivers her opening statement at the confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Sen. Feinstein: "I believe we should not be moving forward on this nomination. Not until the election has ended and the next president has taken office."