Senate finishes day three of Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings
After three days of confirmation hearings, Judge Amy Coney Barrett finished taking questions from Senators on Wednesday. Los Angeles Times congressional reporter Jennifer Haberkorn, and Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., delivered opening remarks for the Senate's confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett. He addressed the timing of the nomination and claimed "the Senate is doing its duty." During a Senate hearing for the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Professor Patricia O'Hara from Notre Dame was unable to connect to the hearing and support the judge's nomination because of technical issues. Judge Amy Coney Barrett faced questions today at her Supreme Court confirmation hearing, but it was her big family that stole the show. Barrett arrived at the senate with six of her seven children, her husband, and her six siblings. Senator Diane Feinstein, one of Barrett's toughest opponents, was charmed by the kids, asking the judge to introduce them. When the topic of George Floyd's murder was raised, Barrett recalled weeping with her daughter Vivian, 17, who was adopted from Haiti. Despite Democrats' boycotting the meeting Thursday morning, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham proceeded with a party-line vote to advance the nomination of President Trump's Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett. Watch the vote as it unfolded live on CBSN, with analysis by CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes.