The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin its confirmation hearing for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, on Oct. 12, Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) revealed during an appearance Saturday on Fox News, hours after the nomination. Graham suggested the hearing will last for three to four days, with the first day reserved for introductions, opening remarks, and a statement from Barrett. The next two days will be dedicated to questioning, and then the markup process would start on Oct. 15. Committee rules mean the nomination will likely get held for a week, setting up a vote on Oct. 22. Graham then hopes to move Barrett's confirmation to a full Senate vote by Oct. 26, a week before the presidential election. Historically, the expedited timeline has precedent, but it would be rapid compared to the number of days between nomination and confirmation for more recent nominees.
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