(ReliableNews.org) – In September, President Donald Trump announced he was nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court. Republican senators vowed to vote on his nomination as soon as possible. Now, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he believes there are enough votes to confirm her.
During an October 6 interview with Washington Post Live, Cruz said he believes the party has a “solid 51 votes right now” to confirm Barrett to the high court. The senator went on to say he doesn’t “see that changing.”
"I'm very confident. I believe we have the votes. I believe we’ll get it done," @SenTedCruz said today. "As I see it, we have a solid 51 votes right now. And from the conversations in the conference, I don’t see that changing."https://t.co/wvGr0Uo40w
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) October 6, 2020
Republicans can’t afford to lose any votes if they want to confirm the judge. Right now, there are some concerns that senators won’t be well enough to cast their votes since at least two of them have tested positive for COVID-19. Cruz, however, doesn’t think that will be an issue.
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