Amy Coney Barrett to begin meeting Senate Republicans

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, will begin meeting with senators on Tuesday, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to a senior administration official.

In addition to McConnell (R-Ky.), Barrett will also meet with several Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, including Chair Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Mike Lee of Utah and Mike Crapo of Idaho. She will also meet with Senate Majority Whip John Thune of South Dakota and Sens. Cory Gardner of Colorado and Rick Scott of Florida.

Trump nominated Barrett on Saturday to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, setting off a contentious fight just weeks away from the presidential election.