WASHINGTON – A sprint to confirm Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination as third President Donald Trump in the U.S. Supreme Court It begins in earnest on Tuesday as a jurist meets with lawmakers in the U.S. Capitol, we begin with the President of the Senate Republic Mitch McConnell.
Barrett will meet McConnell this morning when it will be a day full of informal visits, which is part of an old tradition that leads to a multi-day confirmation hearing that will begin on October 12th.
Barrett is also expected to meet with Senate Justice Committee chairman Lindsey Graham at 5.30pm on Tuesday. EDT (2130 GMT), along with other members of the Republican Justice Committee, including Senators Chuck Grassley, Mike Lee and Mike Crapo.
The public hearing of a person nominated by a high court is a highly anticipated event.
The nominee will deal with questions about his or her philosophy of justice and how he or she operates the law. Barrett, 48, was previously sitting on a hearing when he was appointed by Trump to the Chicago Circuit Court of Appeal in Chicago in 2017.
If Barrett is confirmed by the Senate, as expected, he will also move the court to the right, putting in a 6-3 saving majority.
Democrats strongly oppose Barrett, who will replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of gender equality and other causes for freedom. She died on September 18 at the age of 87.
Democrats say the vacancy should be filled after the next presidential election on November 3, a vision shared by the majority of Americans, according to the latest national elections. Trump’s Republican allies, who hold the 53-47 majority in the Senate, have promised to follow the press of time pressured to confirm him before then.
Graham said his committee was likely to vote in the October 22 election, setting up a final vote in the Senate by the end of the month.
Barrett’s anti-democratic protests have so far focused on his role as a deciding vote in a lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court on November 10 in which Trump and other Republicans asked judges to pass the Obamacare health law officially known as the Affordable Care Act.
As an appeals judge, Barrett has shown he is faithful, voting in favor of one of Trump’s immigration policies and demonstrating support for expandable gun rights.
Organizations fighting for abortion rights have said that Barrett’s addition to court would jeopardize the historic 1973 decision to legalize abortion nationwide.
Democrats are likely to demand bail from Barrett that he will withdraw it if election-related issues come to court next month.