Trish Regan reacts live to Democrats' 'unfair' Coney Barrett speeches
Political commentator Trish Regan comments on the Senate hearings regarding the Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, and the politics from both sides of the aisle that may be creeping into the hearings and whether or not we will see a successful nomination before Election Day. - with Newsmax TV's John Bachman
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President Donald Trump intends to choose Amy Coney Barrett to be the new Supreme Court justice, according to multiple senior Republican sources with knowledge of the process.
In conversations with some senior Republican allies on the Hill, the White House is indicating that Barrett, a federal appellate judge and Notre Dame law professor, is the intended nominee, multiple sources said.
All sources cautioned that until it is announced by the President, there is always the possibility that Trump makes a last-minute change but the expectation is Barrett is the choice. He is scheduled to make the announcement on Saturday afternoon.
A former law clerk to the late right-wing beacon Justice Antonin Scalia, Barrett would tilt the balance of power on the court further to the right, possibly ahead of a consequential case on health care to be argued the week after Election Day. If her Senate confirmation is successful before the November election, the appointment would mark Trump's third Supreme Court pick in one presidential term, cementing a conservative stronghold in the court for a generation.
#AmyConeyBarrett In his opening statement, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, praised Judge Amy Coney Barrett, calling her qualifications and record "impeccable." He also claimed that Democrats would try to attack the Trump nominee with "baseless claims and scare tactics." The Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing of Judge Amy Coney Barrett began Monday with a sharp emphasis by Democrats on what her appointment could mean for the future of the Affordable Care Act. Three sources have confirmed President Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court; Bret Baier reports.