Schumer Reveals Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing Schedule

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is revealing when Democrats are aiming to confirm President Biden’s nominee to the Supreme Court. Schumer is hoping to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson before members of the upper chamber leave for a two-week break in April.

The Hill reports:

“We want to do this fairly but expeditiously. … We would like to get this done and have the judge approved by the Senate before the Easter break,” Schumer told reporters after his meeting with Jackson.

Schumer’s plan matches the 30 to 40 days the White House and top Democrats have eyed for the timeline between a formal announcement of the nominee to a confirmation vote.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has also pointed to the April break as a deadline for the nomination. Durbin, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, hasn’t said when he’ll hold a hearing on the nomination, though Schumer hinted the scheduling announcement is imminent.

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