Coronavirus infects three senators, derailing Senate schedule

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Saturday that the full Senate will not return until Oct. 19 — two weeks later than planned — after three GOP senators tested positive for the coronavirus.

But McConnell also vowed that the Senate would still move ahead with Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination, with the Senate Judiciary Committee set to begin confirmation hearings on Oct. 12.

Senate Democrats fiercely decried the Senate Judiciary Committee’s plans to continue meeting next week, arguing the move “needlessly threatens the health and safety” of lawmakers, staff and Capitol workers.

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