Senate: final vote on the candidacy of Amy Coney Barrett

By | October 26, 2020
Senate: final vote on the candidacy of Amy Coney Barrett

The day before the Senate voted to close the debate on this issue, preparing the ground for the final vote.

The U.S. Senate is holding a vote Monday that is expected to approve Amy Coney Barrett as a Supreme Court judge.

If Barrett is approved, the conservative majority in the court will increase to 6 out of 9 votes.

The Republicans hold 53 of the 100 seats in the Senate, and only Senator Susan Collins refused to vote for Barrett’s approval, who believes that a new judge should not be appointed so soon before the presidential election.

Democrats oppose Barrett’s claim, both because of her beliefs and because of the haste of the process.

“The Senate is doing the right thing,” Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday. – We’re moving the process forward,” he said.

On Sunday, the Senate voted to end the Barrett debate, paving the way for a final vote.