As early General Election voting continues, another crucial vote is set to take place on Monday on Capitol Hill. The Senate will move forward to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Senators met Sunday for part two of a Weekend Session.
In a rare Weekend Session to debate the Nomination of President Trump’s Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett, the Senate voted largely along party lines on Sunday to end debate and move forward. It only took a simple majority to break the Democratic Filibuster, clearing the path for Judge Barrett to become the next Associate Supreme Court Justice. For weeks, Democrats have called on Senate Republicans to postpone the confirmation until after the Election. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Barrett is a highly-qualified candidate and Democrats are only focused on politics. The Senate will reconvene Monday to hold the Final Vote to confirm just eight days before Election Day.