Supreme Court Nominee Hearings

  • Fred Vigeant

The Senate confirmation hearings for President Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, are slated to begin with opening statements on Monday, October 12.

WITF will broadcast NPR’s coverage of these hearings.

After opening statements on the 12th, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), has said that committee members will question Judge Barrett on October 13 and 14, then begin to debate the nomination in a process known as markup on the 15th.

A vote to send the nomination to the full Senate could come the following week on Thursday, October 22. A full floor vote would presumably follow by the end of the month.

Special coverage begins Monday October 12 at 9:00am preempting our regular schedule following Morning Edition. We do not know when hearings will finish each day. We expect special coverage for most of the week.

Please note, we will not be carrying the hearings live on WITF TV.  You will only be able to follow live coverage through our radio stream: 89.5, 93.3, through the webstream on our website and through your smart speaker by asking it to, “Play WITF Radio.” You will also be able to watch the PBS Newshour feed through our website.

Hearings will not be on television so we are not disrupting the Learning at Home education block of programming for students across the region from 11:00am to 3:00pm weekdays.

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