McConnell positions Senate to confirm Judge Barrett

In a 51-46 vote Friday, the Senate passed a motion to proceed with a vote on whether to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States after she was nominated by President Donald Trump to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led the charge to end debate on the nominee’s confirmation and to move forward with a vote on the Senate floor, which will likely take place early next week.

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