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Lindsey Graham: Senate Judiciary Committee will approve Barrett on October 22
New York Post ^ | September 27, 2020 | Mark Moore

Posted on 09/27/2020 2:30:23 PM PDT by karpov

Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that an escalated timeline for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett will allow for a vote before Halloween — as a number of lawmakers said her confirmation is all but assured.

“So we’ll start on Oct. 12, and more than half of the Supreme Court justices who have had hearings were done within 16 days or less,” Graham said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”

“We’ll have a day of introduction. We’ll have two days of questioning, Tuesday and Wednesday, and on the 15th we’ll begin to markup, we’ll hold it over for a week, and we’ll report her nomination out of the committee on Oct. 22.”

At that point, the Republican from South Carolina said, it would be up to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “as to what to do with the nomination once it comes out of committee.”

Trump announced Barrett’s nomination to the court to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during a White House ceremony on Saturday — a week and a day after the liberal icon’s death at the age of 87.

Republicans in the Senate said they expect Barrett to be confirmed by election day, Nov. 3.

“What I’ve said was, this needs to take all the time it needs to take, but it doesn’t need to take more time than it needs to take,” Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said on NBC News’ “Meet the Press.”

“And he’s laid out a plan that I think meets all the standards of past hearings and could be done before Election Day. If for some reason it’s not done, we’ll do it after Election Day, but I think we’re likely to get this done sometime in the month of October.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky; US: Missouri; US: New York; US: South Carolina
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There's no point in lengthy hearings if enough Senators have decided to confirm and if Democrats have decided to vote against Barrett.
1 posted on 09/27/2020 2:30:24 PM PDT by karpov
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Why the hell is Linda waiting until October 12? That's 12 wasted days in October plus several days in September. He should roll up his sleeves and "git er done" starting this week.

Is Linda Graham a McClellan or a Patton? Hmmm. Discuss among yourselves …
 

2 posted on 09/27/2020 2:34:55 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (Guide me, O thou great redeemer, pilgrim through this barren land.)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

It wouldn’t be fair to the nominee to face a committee hearing without any preparation time.


3 posted on 09/27/2020 2:40:42 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("There’s somebody new and he sure ain't no rodeo man.")
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To: karpov

Nov 3rd makes it a question that she can preside on cases brought to the court in a timely fashion?

Perhaps on whether the she can give imput as a sitting judge on the SCOTUS in any way?


4 posted on 09/27/2020 2:41:24 PM PDT by Bayard
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

Some Dems on the committee have said they won’t even meet with ACB, why wait till the 12th??


5 posted on 09/27/2020 2:43:00 PM PDT by SteelPSUGOP
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To: SteelPSUGOP

They should be voting on the 12th, not starting a hearing.


6 posted on 09/27/2020 2:44:41 PM PDT by Misplaced Texan
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To: karpov

“..we’ll hold it over for a week...”

WTF?

To who’s benefit?


7 posted on 09/27/2020 2:45:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: karpov

Personally, I would rather skip the hearings and vote. That being said, the dynamics here are a little different than Kavanaugh.

The GOP had a 51-49 majority in 2018. In addition to Collins and MooCowSki, Flake was also there showboating.

Today, it’s a 53-47 Majority.

The GOP can lose 3 and still win.

Collins and MooCowSki were always going to flake out. Romney still might, but it becomes much harder to find the 4th.

Gardner, Grassley, Tillis, Alexander and Capito are probably who the media would try to flip.

Gardner, Tillis and Capito are all up for re-election and any one of them will lose if they vote “no.” I think they know it too.

That leaves Alexander and Grassley and both are very close to McConnell and I think he has them locked up.


8 posted on 09/27/2020 2:45:16 PM PDT by TexasGurl24
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

Lady Lindsey is a pussie. Where the other two land I’m not sure but I’d like to meet the man that called Patton a pussie to his face. No reason to wait “get it done”. IMHO


9 posted on 09/27/2020 2:46:18 PM PDT by Equine1952
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To: karpov

He will screw it up. Why wait so long?


10 posted on 09/27/2020 2:51:20 PM PDT by Fledermaus (ONLY A MORON THINKS 6 FEET IS A MAGIC NUMBER!)
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To: karpov

Pretty weak Linda, it should be October 2nd!


12 posted on 09/27/2020 2:55:24 PM PDT by eyeamok
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Why does he need 10 days??? Why is he slowing it down.

And Im sick of Linda begging for money on FOX.


13 posted on 09/27/2020 2:56:22 PM PDT by gcparent (Justice Brett Kavanaugh)
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To: karpov

Better late than never, besides it will be a good b-day for me.


14 posted on 09/27/2020 2:59:51 PM PDT by MAAG (Tetelestai, paid in full. You are as righteous as God is. Double jeopardy is forbidden.)
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To: gcparent

I want this BASTARD to lose I am FED UP with him!!! Send money to John James instead!! SCREW GRAHAM!!


15 posted on 09/27/2020 3:01:49 PM PDT by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)
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To: Fledermaus
The only reason in my opinion is to give the Democrats time to manufacture more lies about. Don't be surprised when Graham sabotages the confirmation. He will allow the Democrats time to drag out the process until the imagination is over. In Spite of what the voters of South Carolina believe, Graham is not a Conservative Nor does he favor Constitutional Government. Don't be surprised if the confirmation fails, Graham and the Democrats will do everything their power to prevent it. And Graham hates President Trump.
16 posted on 09/27/2020 3:05:27 PM PDT by sport
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

“Is Linda Graham a McClellan or a Patton? Hmmm.”

Definitely a McClellan.


17 posted on 09/27/2020 3:16:48 PM PDT by ought-six (Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: sport

No reason for a vote on eve of election. Do it in 2 weeks. Linda is a fag.


18 posted on 09/27/2020 3:17:42 PM PDT by gcparent (Justice Brett Kavanaugh)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

You don’t need a whole GD’ month Lyndsey, and you know it. You’re just guaranteeing she won’t get a vote before the election. I’m done ever giving you the benefit of any doubt, you liar.


19 posted on 09/27/2020 3:21:07 PM PDT by Bullish (CNN is what happens when 8th graders run a cable network.)
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To: karpov

Unfortunately, all of the posters on this thread are not U.S. Senators, and the Senate decides how to execute the confirmation process. Graham has no choice but to do this. Democrats demand it, and quite a few Republican Senators want the same thing. These Republican Senators are not our friends, they don’t like Trump and they don’t like their constituents.

The existing rules of the Senate dictate this process, and Graham and McConnell don’t have the votes to change or waive the rules.

Hang in there. The last time the Democrats had a hissy fit over a Supreme Court Justice, we gained seats in the Senate.


20 posted on 09/27/2020 3:26:40 PM PDT by centurion316
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