There’s just a ~ bit ~ of other news around today
With 12 days until the election, no one is * surprised * that there’s this much US Politics news around. But, yes, we’re still allowed to complain about it. Let’s get you up to speed:
1. SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett progresses to full Senate vote
The President’s pick for the Supreme Court was confirmed by an all-Republican vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee today. The Democratic minority on the committee refused to attend the vote, an unusual move, even in these politically divided times. Amy Coney Barrett will now go before the full Senate for a vote as early as next week.
2. Donald Trump releases 60 minutes interview
3. Joe Biden said he’d convene a panel to review Supreme Court
The question of whether or not he’d expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court has plagued Biden since Kamala Harris took place in the vice-presidential debate and refused to give a straight answer. In his portion of the dueling town halls last week, Biden said he’d give us an answer before election day. Today, we got that answer. Sort of.
4. US is still reacting to news of foreign interference
Best to read up on this one, too, if you’re new here.