McConnell: Senate will vote Monday to confirm Barrett to Supreme Court

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate will vote Monday, Oct. 26, on the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, all but ensuring nine justices will be seated ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

McConnell made the announcement following a closed-door meeting with GOP lawmakers, who nearly unanimously approve of confirming Barrett despite the objections of all Democrats.

Barrett said she adheres to the judicial philosophy of the late conservative high court favorite, Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia interpreted laws and the Constitution based on their original meaning.

Barrett’s confirmation, McConnell said, “Will be another signature accomplishment in our effort
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