Lindsay Graham Sets Out Timeline For ACB Hearings, Eventual Supreme Court Appointment

( Republican Senator Lindsay Graham confirmed on Saturday night that the hearings for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett will be going ahead. Graham said that hearings will begin on October 12, and laid out a timeline for an eventual vote and, eventually, her appointment by the Senate.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s hearings are expected to last between three and four days, and if we’ve learned anything from the brutal abuse that Justice Brett Kavanaugh was put through, we might expect Judge Barrett to be attacked even more for her Catholicism by Senate Democrats. The hearings will follow the same format used for recent nominees to the Supreme Court.

Judge Barrett will give an opening statement on October 12, along with members of the judiciary committee. Questioning will begin the day after, with legal experts and people who know Judge Barrett closely offering testimony at another date, as character witnesses.

For a taste of what to expect, you can see some of the biggest moments during the hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, in which he was accused of being a gang rapist – without any evidence – by angry Democratic lawmakers.

Senator Graham spoke to Jeanine Pirro on Fox News on Saturday and said he fully expects Barrett to face the same kind of abuse Kavanaugh got.

“It’s going to blow up in their faces big time,” Graham said. “If they continue this pattern of trying to demean this outstanding nominee, I think the American people will push back and push back hard.”

Graham explained how Justice Kavanaugh helped Republicans pick up seats in the Senate because Democrats “went too far.”

Combined with riots and protests throughout the country that have resulted in various deaths, injuries, and businesses destroyed by fire, and the Democrats could be on track to a big defeat in November.

Graham said he believes that Barrett will have completed the hearings and be out of the Senate Judiciary Committee by October 26, and the Senate will take over from there. It shows that President Donald Trump and Republicans are committed to maintaining the normal nomination process and will not be speeding it up, as Democrats have suggested they might, just to get it done before the election.