Schumer calls Judiciary vote on Barrett a 'sham'

"Democrats will not lend a single ounce of legitimacy to this sham vote in the Judiciary Committee, " Schumer said. The Republican-led U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved President Donald Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime U.S. Supreme Court seat despite a Democratic boycott, clearing the way for a full Senate vote on her confirmation planned for Monday. By a 12-0 vote, the panel approved Barrett with all Republican members voting yes and the 10 committee Democrats boycotting the meeting after calling the confirmation process a sham. With Trump's fellow Republicans holding a 53-47 Senate majority, Barrett's confirmation appears certain.