(RepublicanInformer.com)- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Tuesday that the Senate will vote on the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, October 26. It comes after a week of scrutiny from Republican and Democratic senators, and several attempts by Democratic legislators to stop the vote from going ahead.
“We will be voting to confirm Justice-to-be Barrett next Monday and I think that will be another signature accomplishment in our effort to put on the courts, the federal courts, men and women who believe in a quaint notion that the job of a judge is to actually follow the law,” McConnell said to the press on Tuesday.
Barrett is expected to be confirmed in the vote as Republicans have already determined that there is sufficient support to appoint her to the Supreme Court. Even anti-Trump Republican Senator Mitt Romney recently confirmed that he would be voting to confirm the originalist judge.
Only two Republican senators are set to oppose the nomination, and with a 53-47 split in the Senate in favor of the Republicans, Barrett is all set to officially replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
It follows an attempt by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to vote the Senate out of session. The vocally anti-Trump legislator held an emergency vote, close to midnight, to vote the Senate out of session and stop a potential vote on the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. He bragged about his plans on Twitter, saying that he was forcing a vote to adjourn until after the November election.
I am forcing a vote tonight to adjourn the Senate until after the November election.
The GOP in the middle of a national election is using an illegitimate process to jam through a Supreme Court nominee to rip away health care from millions.
Democrats are fighting to stop it.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) October 19, 2020
“The GOP in the middle of a national election is using an illegitimate process to jam through a Supreme Court nominee to rip away health care from millions,” he claimed.
His plan failed, however, when Republicans voted 48-42 to oppose the adjournment of the Senate.
As it stands, Judge Amy Coney Barrett will be a Supreme Court Justice by Monday. However, those plans could be brought to a halt if the Democrats somehow find two Republican senators to break rank.