Johnson Vows To Wear “Moon Suit” For SCOTUS Vote

Axios reports:

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who recently tested positive for COVID-19, told Wisconsin radio station 630 KHOW that he would go to the Senate “in a moon suit” if that’s what is required to vote in person for the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Senate Democrats have demanded that confirmation hearings be delayed in light of positive COVID-19 tests for Johnson and two senators on the Judiciary Committee — Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.).

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has said pushing ahead “would turn an illegitimate process into a reckless and dangerous one.” Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham said he still hopes to confirm Barrett before the election.

Graham today formally set the hearing to start October 12th.