Amy Coney Barrett Tests Negative for Covid-19, McConnell says “Full steam ahead” on confirmation process

President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has tested negative for Covid-19, per White House spokesperson Judd Deere.

Deere said “Judge Barrett was with the President last on Saturday when she was nominated.”

He added “Judge Barrett is tested daily for COVID-19—she has tested negative. She is following CDC guidance and best practices, including social distancing, wearing face coverings, and frequently washes hands.”

Senator Mitch McConnell tweeted “Just finished a great phone call with @POTUS. He’s 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, & the country deserve.”

According to the NY Times “Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said on Friday that his panel would begin four days of public hearings on Judge Barrett’s nomination on Oct. 12, as scheduled.”

Graham told CNN that he spoke with President Trump and he is in “was in good spirits.”

Graham said “The first thing he asked me is, ‘How’s the hearings going?’ I said we’re on track. We’re going to work hard to get this wonderful conservative young lady, talented beyond belief, Amy Barrett, on the Supreme Court.”