Barrett Confirmation Vote Set for Monday

Senate Leader McConnell feels confident.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will vote Monday to confirm President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

“With regard to the Supreme Court justice… we’ll be voting to confirm justice-to-be Barrett next Monday,” he said during a weekly press conference. “I think that will be another signature accomplishment in our effort to put on the courts, the federal courts, men and women that believe in the quaint notion that maybe the job of a judge is to actually follow the law,” he added.

To set up the final vote on Monday, Senator McConnell is expected to bring up the nomination Friday, a day after the Judiciary Committee is expected to sign off on her nomination. The Senate will then hold a procedural vote on Sunday. After that, senators could still debate her nomination for an additional 30 hours.

Lawmakers seem confident they will have the necessary votes to put Judge Barrett on the Supreme Court.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Senate Judiciary Committee as it holds its vote to send the nomination of Judge Barrett to the Senate floor for a vote.
  • For Senator McConnell as he brings the nomination to the full Senate.
  • That additional debate will be without rancor.
  • For Judge Barrett as she and her family continue to endure the waiting period.

Sources: The Hill, Wall Street Journal


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