WASHINGTON – The Latest on the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett (all times local):
Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing has gaveled to a close for the day, wrapping up three days of testimony.
Acknowledging the deeply divided Senate, Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham said, “The hope was not to change anybody's mind.”
But he said Americans had a chance to hear directly from President Donald Trump’s nominee.
The conservative appellate court judge presented herself during Wednesday's nine-hour session as having an originalist approach to the law, but she vowed to keep her personal and religious views in check as she considers cases on the high court.
Senators will meet privately to review the FBI assessment of the appellate court judge, as is standard practice, before reconvening Thursday to hear from outside advocacy groups.
Her confirmation, expected days before the Nov. 3 election, would tip the court to a 6-3 conservative majority.