Sen. Graham pushes for Judge Barrett’s confirmation hearing after four senators test positive for COVID-19
Joel Rubin and Brad Blakeman examine whether President Trump’s nominee faces new hurdles on her way to confirmation to the Supreme Court amid coronavirus outbreak.
After President Trump, multiple White House staffers and a handful of senators tested positive for the coronavirus this week, focus turned to a White House Rose Garden event that was held Saturday where the president announced Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee.
The event was outdoors but few in attendance wore masks and social distancing guidelines were largely ignored. However, it has been noted that everyone at the White House that day tested negative or they were not allowed to attend the event.
Out of the attendees, those who tested positive are:
– President Trump
– Melania Trump
– White House adviser Hope Hicks
– NJ Gov. Chris Christie
– Sen. Mike Lee
– Former adviser Kellyanne Conway
-Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins
Those who tested negative include:
– Amy Coney Barrett
– Vice President Mike Pence
– Second Lady Karen Pence
– HHS Secretary Alex Azar
– Attorney General William Barr
– Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb.
-Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo.
-Liberty University President Jerry Prevo
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