McConnell welcomes Amy Coney Barrett to Capitol ahead of contentious confirmation battle
President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court arrived on Capitol Hill on Tuesday morning, appearing alongside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Mike Pence.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett will visit with several Republican senators on Tuesday, including Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham.
Graham, a South Carolina Republican, plans to begin Barrett’s confirmation hearing on Oct. 12 and said the panel will vote to advance her nomination to the floor on Oct. 22.
McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, told reporters in the Capitol that senators “are glad to have her...