(RightWing.org) – Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee disgraced themselves last week trying to block the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, even resorting to a ridiculous boycott on Thursday, October 22, of a key vote to pass the nomination to the Senate floor. That failed predictably, and their whole strategy collapsed Sunday afternoon.
On Sunday, October 25, the Senate voted 51-48 to restrict debate on Barrett’s confirmation to 30 hours. They also set a confirmation vote for Monday evening.
Senate Republicans secured a 51-to-48 vote to limit debate on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination, setting up the final confirmation vote for Monday, eight days before the U.S. presidential election. https://t.co/XuhKSY1oD3 pic.twitter.com/112umlsuRr
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 25, 2020
With the vote going through at 1:26 p.m. ET on Sunday, the debate on Barrett’s nomination will end by 7:26 p.m. ET Monday, and then the Senate will move to a vote. Only two Republicans – Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) – voted against limiting the debate, and Murkowski has already said she plans to confirm Barrett anyway. Democrat senators are complaining bitterly, but the more the American people see of Judge Barrett, the more they like her.
The way Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has played the opposition to her nomination has shown the nation Judge Barrett at her best – and Senate Dems at their worst.
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