They just confirmed her. Judge Amy Coney Barrett has made it through, but there’s one more obstacle to face. Americans need to call their U.S. senators right away — time is of the essence.
The Senate Judiciary Committee — chaired by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) — has advanced Judge Barrett out of committee and to a full vote on the Senate floor, in spite of Democrats being a no show.
You heard that right. Instead of showing up to vote in committee, Democrat politicians decided to boycott the vote — the opposite of doing their jobs. It will be interesting to see if they try to pull another stunt on the Senate floor.
Debate has already started, in fact, and a confirmation vote is scheduled for early next week. There is little Senate Democrats can do now except whine, virtue-signal on Twitter, and perhaps try a second boycott. But it won’t work.
Senate Republicans have the majority and also have a right to confirm Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court — just as President Donald Trump had the right to nominate her.
As Graham said before the committee vote: “She is one of the most prepared people to have ever been nominated for the Supreme Court. America will be fortunate to have her as a member of the highest court in the land.”
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