Senate poised to confirm Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination on Monday

Shant Shahrigian, New York Daily News
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The Senate is expected to approve President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday.

The body ended debate on the matter on Sunday.

“We’ve got, colleagues, the perfect nominee for the Supreme Court,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on the Senate floor.

“The Senate is doing the right thing,” he continued. “We’re moving this nomination forward and colleagues, by tomorrow night, we’ll have a new member of the United States Supreme Court.”

Democrats repeated their criticism that the nomination should wait until after the Nov. 3 presidential election.

“Confirming a lifetime appointment this late into a presidential election season is outrageous,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (D-N.Y.)

He accused Republicans of hypocrisy for ramming through the nomination after blocking former President Barack Obama’s appointment of a Supreme Court Justice during the last year of his administration on purported grounds he was a lame duck.

“There is no escaping this glaring hypocrisy, but oh, my, how the Republican leader has almost desperately tried,” Schumer fumed, calling the appointment “a cynical power grab.”

Trump appointed Barrett to the highest court in the land shortly after the Sept. 18 of iconic Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Democrats have said she would derail the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, and potentially overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case, though she largely avoided answering questions about her opinions on the issues during confirmation hearings earlier this month.

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