What to expect at Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings this week

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett (R), President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court meets with U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) during a photo-op at the U.S. Capitol on October 1, 2020 in Washington, DC.  | Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

Senate Democrats will be scrutinizing her record on health care and reproductive rights.

Despite the recent concerns about coronavirus exposure at the Capitol — and the fast-approaching general election — the Senate confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is still happening.

The hearing will air Monday, October 12, through Thursday, October 15, beginning at 9 am each day. It will be accessible via a livestream on the Senate Judiciary Committee website, as well as via C-SPAN.

Day one of the hearings will start with opening statements from Barrett as well as from every member of the committee, which is helmed by Chair Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Meanwhile, questions for Barrett are slated to take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, and a panel of outside witnesses will testify about her nomination on Thursday.

The hearings mark one of the key steps in Republicans’ efforts to…



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