(ReliableNews.org) – The full Senate voted on Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination on Monday, October 26. The judge was confirmed 52-48 in the evening and then sworn in at the White House. But it didn’t happen without drama from the Left.
On Sunday night, Democrats held a talkathon on the Senate floor expressing their objections to Barrett’s impending confirmation. The media stunt continued on Monday before the vote.
Senate Democrats are continuing a talkathon protest on the Senate floor today to speak out against confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. It won't be enough to block her confirmation which is expected to happen this evening.
— Samantha Manning (@SamManningNews) October 26, 2020
The Left had no power to stop Barrett’s confirmation to the high court. In 2017, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) lowered the voting threshold to a simple majority for Supreme Court nominees. Before then, a filibuster could have stopped a nominee’s confirmation.
Since the GOP holds 53 seats in the Senate, Barrett’s confirmation was in the bag from the moment President Donald Trump nominated her. Conservatives now have a 6-3 majority on the court, but angry Democrats vowed Republicans would regret their votes. Does that mean they will try to pack the court by adding more seats the next time they’re in power? Time will tell.
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