Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett are set to begin October 12th. Carleton College political analyst Steven Schier says the Republican-majority Senate…

“They certainly have the votes to do it, the question is what the electoral impact will be, will it help Democrats be the offended party in this regard, or will it help republicans be the victorious party.”

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham says the hearing will include a day of introduction, followed by two days of questioning. He believes the committee will send the nomination to the full Senate on October 22nd.