President Donald Trump has arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and released a video saying that he thinks he’s “doing very well.”
WASHINGTON (AP) – The coronavirus won’t surrender the national stage to anyone – not to President Donald Trump, Judge Amy Coney Barrett or majority Republicans holding the power to confirm nominees to the Supreme Court.
The disease that’s killed more than 213,000 people in the United States dominated the Senate hearings that opened Monday in Washington. From the start, Republicans on the Judiciary Committee were on the defensive about rushing Barrett’s confirmation before the Nov. 3 election. Yet they appeared to have enough votes to elevate Barrett to the high court.
Here are some takeaways from the first of four days of Barrett’s confirmation hearings.
SETTING THE TONE
Other than Trump, no one has more riding on the success of the hearings than their chairman, Sen. Lindsey Graham. And it seemed he felt he had some explaining to do about why he was holding the hearings during the pandemic.