The Senate cleared a key procedural hurdle in a uncommon Sunday session, voting largely alongside celebration traces to arrange a final confirmation vote on Monday for Supreme Court docket nominee Choose Amy Coney Barrett, as Republicans race to verify President Trump’s choose earlier than Election Day.
President Trump chosen the 48-year-old appeals-court choose to fill a emptiness left by the loss of life of liberal Supreme Court docket Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in September.
The just about sure elevation of Choose Barrett—a protégé of the late Supreme Court docket Justice Antonin Scalia—is more likely to cement a 6-to-3 conservative majority on the nation’s highest courtroom. It should additionally hand Republicans up and down the poll a victory days forward of the election.
In a speech after Sunday’s procedural vote to finish debate, Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) addressed his Republican colleagues, a lot of whom are battling for re-election on the identical ticket as a president who’s trailing in most national polls.