Senate Judiciary Committee sends Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to full Senate
Judge Amy Coney Barrett in 2018. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted to send the nomination of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the full Senate.
The committee voted without the support of the 10 Democratic members, who boycotted the meeting, report Politico, the Washington Post and the New York Times. The committee’s 12 Republicans supported Barrett.
The full Senate will vote Monday, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Confirmation is “all but preordained,” according to the New York Times.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday Democrats were boycotting the vote in protest, according to Politico. Their empty seats were filled with large pictures of people who depended on the Affordable Care Act.
“We will not grant this process any further legitimacy by participating in a committee markup of this nomination just 12 days before the culmination of an election that is already underway,” Schumer said.