What to Know About the Final Day of Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings

Thursday, the final day of Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court hearings, was a day primarily for outside witnesses to make their case for or against the nomination Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Before even hearing from the witnesses, Senate Republicans—the so-called “law and order” party—plowed through the rules of the Senate Judiciary Committee to schedule a committee vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination for Oct. 22.

Top Takeaways: Day 1 of Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings

The first four days of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings have begun.

Mere weeks from Election Day, it’s clear Republicans’ main goal is speed, as they continue to push through the confirmation—despite the fact that over 7 million voters have already cast their ballots and despite the blatant hypocrisy after their yearlong blockade in 2016 against President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland.