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Old 11-15-2019, 02:46 AM
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Originally Posted by HurricaneDitka View Post
Maybe. I suspect there are some rules about procedures that have to take place (for example, I seem to recall that 30 hours of floor debate time must be allotted). I suppose if they're feeling ruthless enough they might be able to nuclear-option those rules away on the morning of the 20th and hold a quick vote at 11:45 AM.
There there's precedent for rapid nominations and confirmations of Supreme Court Justices.

John McLean was nominated to the court on March 6, 1829 by President Andrew Jackson. He was confirmed by the Senate and received his commission the next day.

Any rules in the modern day that would slow a confirmation hearing could be done away with by a determined majority.