Amy Coney Barrett confirmed by Senate to Supreme Court

Amy Coney Barrett confirmed by Senate to Supreme Court
White House via Twitter

[Ed. – Disconsolate Senate Democrats take to social media to vent.  I imagine most people are aware that Susan Collins voted no.  Far from saving her Senate race, I suspect that will be what tanks it.]

Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come. …

Vice President Mike Pence’s office said Monday he would not preside at the Senate session unless his tie-breaking vote was needed after Democrats asked him to stay away when his aides tested positive for COVID-19. The vote was 52-48, and Pence’s vote was not necessary.


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Only one Republican — Sen. Susan Collins, who is in a tight reelection fight in Maine — voted against the nominee, not over any direct assessment of Barrett. Rather, Collins said, “I do not think it is fair nor consistent to have a Senate confirmation vote prior to the election.”

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