Senate Judiciary Committee approved Amy Barrettt employment application for the US Supreme Court job….
Democrats not involved…
Vote was 12 -Zip….
Final approval goes to the whole Senate…
She will get the job by the middle of next week barring the sky falling in the capital….For Republicans ?….
This IS way BIGGER than Donald Trump and will last way longer….
We wait and see….
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to advance President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, with majority Republicans skirting the panel’s rules to recommend her confirmation as Democrats boycotted the session in protest.
The lopsided 12-to-0 outcome set up a vote by the full Senate to confirm Judge Barrett on Monday, a month to the day after President Trump nominated her to fill the seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. If all goes according to plan, Mr. Trump and his party would win a coveted achievement just eight days before the election.
“This is why we all run,” Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina and the chairman of the committee, said just before the vote. “It’s moments like this that make everything you go through matter.”
Judge Barrett, a 48-year-old appeals court judge who has styled herself in the mold of former Justice Antonin Scalia, promises to shift the court meaningfully to the right, entrenching a 6-to-3 conservative majority. Her presence will likely shape American society for decades to come, with potentially sweeping implications for corporate power and the environment, abortion rights and gay rights, and a wide range of other policy issues including health care access, gun safety and religious freedom….
Democrats have sharply opposed Judge Barrett on policy grounds. But their goal on Thursday was to tarnish the legitimacy of her confirmation, arguing that Republicans had no right to fill the seat vacated just over a month ago by the death of Justice Ginsburg, when millions of Americans were already voting….
image…Pool photo/ Caroline Brehman
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) met with Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett this week but remains opposed to an election year confirmation to the high court, Politico reports.
With Sen. Susan Collins (R) also opposed to a pre-election vote, that suggests the final Senate vote to confirm Barrett will be 51 to 49….
(Could u imagine Sasse and Romney also coming out AGAINST Barrett????….Ok…No?….)
Democratic Socialist Dave says
Imagine (if you will) if confirmation splits 50-50 and the (popular-vote-losing) Vice President picks the next Justice?
Sen. Lisa Murkowski will vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, despite her opposition to moving forward with a high court nominee in an election year….
Barrett US Senate vote is for tomorrow …..