Washington D.C., Oct 15, 2020 / 14:00 pm
A former student and clerk of Amy Coney Barrett praised the judge’s character on Thursday, during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s last day of hearings on her nomination to the Supreme Court.
In addition to witnesses in favor of Barrett’s character and competence, some members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday continued to push to indefinitely delay a vote on the Catholic mother of seven and a former law professor at the University of Notre Dame.
A vote by the committee for Barrett’s confirmation to the court has been scheduled for Oct. 22; if successful, Barrett’s confirmation would then be considered by the entire Senate. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said a vote would be held before election day on Nov. 3.
On Wednesday, CNN reported that several speeches of Barrett’s, delivered while she was a law professor at Notre Dame, were not listed on her paperwork for consideration by the Senate. As part of the committee’s questionnaire for federal judicial nominees, Barrett was required to supply information on her employment history, honors and awards, memberships, and published writings.