The vote was in the bag for the Republicans who have their majority in the US Senate….(The vote was 52-48 )
Elections have consequences …
The court WILL lean to the right with new judge….
Donald Trump will go down in the books as the guy who put 3 people on the court something not done since Nixon….
Republicans might have been beat down by Trump….
But he HAS handed them something they have longed for….
Possible policy control of the nations highest court….
Barrett , a conservative …replaces Ruth Bader Ginsburg who was a left leaner)
And Joe Biden is NOT in favor of increasing the number of judges to change the political lean of the court….
The vote was 52-48 for Barrett, President Trump’s third nominee to the Supreme Court. The 48-year-old jurist solidifies a judicial legacy for the White House and Senate Republicans that also includes dozens of younger and more ideologically conservative judges to the federal appeals courts. An acolyte of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, Barrett is certain to diverge dramatically from the woman she will succeed: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18 and was for decades an enduring icon for liberals.
The battle to confirm Barrett — whose installation occurred as more than 60 million people had already cast their ballots for president — also plunged a Senate already bruised by years of tit-for-tat skirmishes in the judicial wars into deeper partisan acrimony. Incensed Democrats charged Republicans with hypocrisy for blocking President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee for eight months in 2016 and repeatedly pointed out that no justice has been confirmed this close to a presidential election….
Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as the 115th justice on the Supreme Court at a White House ceremony Monday evening, capping a weeks-long partisan fight over her nomination.
President Trump looked on as Justice Clarence Thomas administered the official constitutional oath to Barrett before a crowd on the South Lawn of the White House, roughly an hour after the GOP-controlled Senate confirmed Trump’s third nominee to the high court in a largely party-line vote. They stood on the White House balcony, which was decorated with American flags….