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Senate GOP Blows Past Dem Boycott to Advance Amy Coney Barrett to Final Vote

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Despite a total Democratic boycott of the proceedings, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to approve Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The move sets up a vote to confirm Barrett in the full Senate, which is slated to happen within the week—ensuring that President Donald Trump and the Senate GOP will get a third justice on the high court during his presidency.

That Republicans have closed in on putting Barrett on the court barely a month after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg opened this seat—and less than two weeks before the election—is a testament to the party’s single-minded will to shape the federal judiciary by any means necessary.

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