Senate Confirms Amy C. Barrett for SCOTUS
The 52-48 Senate vote on Barrett's nomination capped off a rare presidential election year Supreme Court fight sparked by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18. GOP Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) was the only Republican to oppose Barrett, saying she doesn’t believe a nomination should come up before the election.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who previously voted against advancing Barrett because of the election, supported her nomination on Monday. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) returned from the campaign trail to oppose Barrett's nomination.
Justice 'Long Dong' Clarence Thomas is expected to give Barrett the constitution oath as an associate justice on the Supreme Court at 9 p.m. at the White House. Chief Justice John Roberts will administer her judicial oath at the high court on Tuesday.
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