WASHINGTON — VNN is live from the US Senate in Washington DC on Monday, October 12, as the confirmation hearings of US President Donald Trump’s nominee for Justice Associate of US Supreme Court Amy Coney Barrett begins. Demonstrations for and against the nomination are expected to take place.
Trump’s move to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ahead of the country’s election, scheduled for November 3, has led to criticism from the Democrats. Trump’s rival party argue that President Barack Obama was prevented from doing the same when Antonin Scalia, another Supreme Court judge, died before that year’s presidential election in 2016. The formal hearing on Barrett’s nomination is set to begin on Monday and last through Thursday. Currently, the US Supreme Court already holds a 5-3 conservative majority.