(The president is) in good spirits and we talked business — especially how impressed Senators are with the qualifications of Judge Barrett. Full steam ahead with the fair, thorough, timely process that the nominee, the Court, and the country deserve.
— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), tweeting about a phone call he had with President Donald Trump this morning. Per Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) spokesman, Republicans are moving “(f)ull speed ahead” on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, despite the fact that Trump recently tested positive for COVID-19. Barrett, who tested positive for COVID earlier this year, was in close quarters with many Senate Republicans, will be tested daily for the coronavirus. Barrett tested negative today. “She is following CDC guidance and best practices, including social distancing, wearing face coverings, and frequently washes hands,” said a White House spokesman.
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