The Politics Behind Amy Coney Barrett's Senate Hearings : Consider This from NPR With less than three weeks to go until Election Day, Republicans have the votes to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Her confirmation hearing is now much about the politics of the election.

Democrats, including Delaware Sen. Chris Coons, are focused on issues like the future of the Affordable Care Act. While Republicans, as NPR's Melissa Block reports, are emphasizing Barrett's motherhood in an effort to appeal to white suburban voters.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

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The Politics At Play In Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation Hearings

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The Politics At Play In Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation Hearings

The Politics At Play In Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation Hearings

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies on the third day of her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Drew Angerer/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies on the third day of her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

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With less than three weeks to go until Election Day, Republicans have the votes to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Her confirmation hearing is now much about the politics of the election.

Democrats, including Delaware Sen. Chris Coons, are focused on issues like the future of the Affordable Care Act. While Republicans, as NPR's Melissa Block reports, are emphasizing Barrett's motherhood in an effort to appeal to white suburban voters.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brianna Scott, Lee Hale and Brent Baughman. It was edited by Sami Yenigun with help from Wynne Davis and Krishnadev Calamur. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.