Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing opened with pretty clear battle lines about the timing of the hearings so close to the election, the impending threat to health care (which is a broader election theme), and of course, some idiotic tweets from Trump that were quickly discounted, even by his own party. Here’s the latest from CNN.

+ Sen. Mike Lee, Recently Infected With Coronavirus, Attends Confirmation Hearing. (And spoke without a mask.)

+ Lindsey Graham Insists Amy Coney Barrett Hearing Is ‘Safe’ After Refusing to Take COVID Test.

+ WH Chief of Staff Mark Meadows refuses to talk to reporters without his mask off. (Wanton idiocy is Covid-20.)