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Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettMcConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote House Judiciary Republicans mockingly tweet 'Happy Birthday' to Hillary Clinton after Barrett confirmation Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice by Thomas MORE today becomes the 115th justice to serve on the Supreme Court, succeeding the late Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgBarrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice by Thomas Roberts to administer judicial oath to Barrett Tuesday Hillary Clinton tweets 'vote them out' after Senate GOP confirm Barrett MORE and cementing a 6-3 conservative majority on the court.
The Senate confirmed Barrett, 48, by a vote of 52-48 one month after President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote MORE nominated her, marking a lightning-fast confirmation process that left Senate Democrats bemoaning their powerlessness to delay or stop the ascent of another conservative to the high court (The Hill).
“This is a momentous day for America, for the United States Constitution, and for the fair and impartial rule of law,” Trump said while applauding Barrett during remarks at the White House on Monday night. “She is one of our nation’s most brilliant legal scholars and she will make an outstanding justice on the highest court in our land” (The Hill).
Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats warn GOP will regret Barrett confirmation Trump campaign eyes election night party at his sold-out DC hotel Harris blasts GOP for confirming Amy Coney Barrett: 'We won't forget this' MORE issued a statement following the Senate vote in support of the Affordable Care Act, which comes before the Supreme Court on Nov. 7. “If you want to protect your health care, if you want your voice to be heard in Washington, if you want to say no, this abuse of power doesn’t represent you — then turn out and vote,” he urged.
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