by Penka Arsova
Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, is appearing today before the Senate to kick off a process that can potentially put her on the bench.
In detail: Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing is expected to last four days, and began Monday morning at 9 a.m. ET. Each member of the committee will give opening statements for 10 minutes. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will preside over the Capitol Hill hearing in person while the rest of the members have been given the option to participate remotely.
Then, Republican Sens. Todd Young and Michael Braun and Patricia O’Hara, a former Notre Dame Law School professor, will each be given five minutes to talk about Barrett’s qualifications for the Supreme Court. The hearing will end for the day with Barrett’s opening statement to the committee.
The hearing is a key step before a final full Senate vote on her nomination.