Politics with Amy Walter: What's Next for Amy Coney Barrett's SCOTUS Nomination?

The Takeaway

On Saturday, President Trump nominated 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat. If confirmed, conservative Judge Barrett would become the youngest member serving on the court.

Senate Republicans will scramble to confirm Judge Barrett ahead of Election Day, while Democrats argue that Judge Barrett's nomination could hurt the Affordable Care Act and Roe v. Wade. 

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to start hearings on October 12, just a few weeks before the general election. 

POLITICO White House Reporter Gabby Orr reacts to the announcement and describes how Judge Barrett's nomination and pending confirmation will impact the rest of the race.