On Sunday, the U.S. Senate voted to bring debate to an end and usher in a final vote on the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. This procedural vote represented the final hurdle before the full Senate vote, which will take place on Monday.
The Senate voted 51-48 to end debate on a largely party-line vote. The vote to confirm Barrett is expected to be 52-48. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was out campaigning on Sunday and was absent for the vote.
Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) voted against the procedural motion.
In a speech on the Senate floor on Saturday, Murkowski explained that she opposed rushing to confirm Barrett but will support the confirmation of the excellent Supreme Court nominee. Read more…