Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court will likely be settled Monday night after it cleared its last procedural challenge today.
The Senate vote today was divided 51-48 along partisan lines.
A simple bulk of 51 votes was required for the procedural motion topass Senator Kamala Harris of California, the Democratic vice governmental prospect, did not vote.
” The Senate is doing the best thing. We’re moving this nomination forward, and associates, by tomorrow night, we’ll have a brand-new member of the United States Supreme Court,” Bulk Leader Mitch McConnell specified on the Senate floor Sunday.
Barrett is more than likely to be validated by the full Senate over the objections of Democratic legislators. Monday’s vote by the full Senate to confirm Barrett will come weeks after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Barrett’s confirmation will tilt the Supreme Court to a 6-3 conservative bulk.