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Senate Republicans Advance Barrett's Supreme Court Nomination

Added 10-25-20 03:07:02pm EST - “The 51-48 cloture vote sets the stage for a final confirmation vote Monday evening ?" just over a week before the general election.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Senate Republicans Advance Barrett's Supreme Court Nomination”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

In a near-party-line vote Sunday, Senate Republicans advanced President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, seen here on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. A final confirmation vote is set for Monday evening. Sarah Silbiger/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

In a near-party-line vote Sunday, Senate Republicans advanced President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, seen here on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. A final confirmation vote is set for Monday evening.

The U.S. Senate voted Sunday afternoon to end debate on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, setting the stage for a final confirmation vote Monday evening — just over a week before the general election.

In a floor vote mostly along party lines, 51 Republicans advanced Barrett, who's President Trump's nominee to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Following the cloture vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., proclaimed that "by tomorrow night, we'll have a new member of the United States Supreme Court."

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