The Democrats decided to put on a show and boycott the vote.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee’s executive business meeting kicked off at 9 a.m. ET.
They unanimously voted to recommend Judge Amy Coney Barrett. She advances to the Senate floor.
The Democrats boycotted the vote. The placed cardboard cutouts of people who would be “hurt” if she votes to appeal Obamacare.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled Barrett’s Senate confirmation vote for Monday, October 26.
This means he will likely “tee up Barrett’s nomination” on Friday. The chamber will hold a procedural vote on Sunday.
The senators then have 30 hours to debate Barrett’s nomination.
Republicans have 53 seats, which means Barrett can lose three Republican seats and still win with Vice President Mike Pence to break the tie.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is the only Republican senator who has said she will not vote for Barrett.DONATE
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