Justice Clarence Thomas is set to swear in Judge Amy Coney Barrett as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court at the White House on Monday night, Oct. 26.
The Republican-controlled Senate will vote Monday night to confirm Barrett's nomination as the 115th Supreme Court justice.
"Justice Clarence Thomas will administer the official Constitutional Oath to Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House tonight," a senior White House official said Monday.
Judge Barrett sailed through confirmation hearings despite stiff opposition from Senate Democrats who warn she will dismantle ObamaCare and overturn Rose v. Wade.
Senate Democrats tried multiple times to delay Barrett's nomination, but her nomination is guaranteed tonight, despite questions about social distancing in the Rose Garden.
President Trump and his wife Melania reportedly contracted the coronavirus at a White House event in late September.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters Monday morning that the White House would encourage social distancing at the swearing-in event that will be held outdoors, according to The Hill.
"We're tonight doing the best we can to encourage as much social distancing as possible. It will be outdoors if it goes off as planned right now,” Meadows continued.
Trump, who held three campaign rallies in Pennsylvania on Monday, said the swearing-in event would not be a "large event" but "just a very nice event."
Trump nominated Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after a law professor at Notre Dame said, "Amy Coney is the best student I ever had."
"That's good enough for me," Trump said.