Amy Coney Barrett: quick confirmation under threat as three senators infected

  • Democrats urge delay in process amid coronavirus turmoil
  • Senate judiciary committee to convene as planned on 12 October

Senate Republicans are facing a shrinking window of time before the November 3 election to confirm Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, following the news that at least three Republican senators have tested positive for the coronavirus and more are quarantining after likely exposure.

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