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Amy Coney Barrett would replace the late liberal icon, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
ABCNL Prime with Linsey DavisAndrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via Getty ImagesWith Republicanssecuring the necessary votesfor the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas is expected to administer the official constitutional oath to Barrett at the White House later Monday night, a senior White House official told ABC News.
Supreme Court justices are required to take two oaths before they may execute the duties of their appointed office: the constitutional oath and the judicial oath. Recent tradition holds that at least one of the oaths is taken at the court itself.Earlier Monday, President Donald Trump said the White House would"probably" host an event"later on this evening" if Barrett is confirmed.
"Not a large event," he said."Just a very nice event."Leah Millis/ReutersPresident Donald Trump speaks to members of the media after arriving in Pennsylvania on Air Force One for a campaign event at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Oct. 26, 2020.
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media after arriving in Pennsylvania on Air Force One for a campaign event at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Oct. 26, 2020.Face coverings will be required for all those attending the event, a senior White House official said in a statement. The seated audience will be socially distanced and people"in close proximity" to the president will be tested in advance.
The White House has declined to comment on the timing of the event, the number of attendees or even where at the White House the event will be held.The Senate floor vote began shortly before 8 p.m.Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via Getty ImagesSupreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, Oct. 14, 2020.
Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, Oct. 14, 2020.On Sunday, senators voted along party lines to quash a Democratic filibuster of Barrett to replace the late liberal icon, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, joined Democrats in the vote.
MORE: Reporter's Notebook: Sen. Murkowski on the 'incontrovertible' facts of Barrett voteMurkowski had initially opposed moving a nominee so close to the election, saying"fair is fair" given that her own party had blockaded President Barack Obama's pick in 2016 to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia eight months before the election, but with Republicans securing the necessary votes for confirmation, Murkowski has changed course.
"While I oppose the process that has led us to this point," Murkowski said in a Saturday floor speech."I do not hold it against her as an individual who has navigated the gauntlet with grace, skill and humility."J. Scott Applewhite/AP
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With Senate poised to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court, WH plans ceremonyLATEST: Justice Clarence Thomas is expected to administer the official constitutional oath to Amy Coney Barrett at the White House tonight, administration official tells ABC News. Republicans have secured the necessary votes for her confirmation. We need to win big next week so that the court can be made equitable again. GOPBetrayedWomen Trashy power grab.
Amy Coney Barrett Set to Be Confirmed as Supreme Court JusticeThe Senate is set to confirm Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Her nomination cleared a procedural hurdle on Sunday, setting up a final vote for Monday evening that is expected to expand a 6-3 conservative majority on the court. Nope, 5-4 cause Roberts is a bonehead. whats funny is that mitch mcconnel that he is committing political suicide; as so he eluded to when speaking at the chair. yet, suicide is alright for him, just as his cult leader would have it. And the GOP complains about Biden and court packing... ridiculous
Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court Nomination Clears Last Procedural Hurdle, Final Vote Expected MondayJudge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court will likely be finalized Monday night after it cleared its last procedural hurdle today. The Senate vote today was split 51-48 along … SO WRONG! shame on you, republicans, shame on you! She is going to get confirmed and Trump qill be reelected ...enjoy Gilead 🤣🤣🤣
Senate Likely To Confirm Amy Coney Barrett To Supreme Court, Cementing Conservative MajorityThe rush to confirm Barrett has bitterly divided Democrats and Republicans, who are expected to split along party lines on the final vote. Cementing a fraudulent conservative majority* 🔥 Check It Out 🔥 W Barrett
Senate Republicans poised to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme CourtFor the first time in U.S. history, the Senate moved a nominee for the nation's highest court toward certain confirmation just eight days before a presidential election. Republicans made the move in a rare weekend session without the support of a single Democrat. 'We've made an important were here for those that are angy. Biden needs to correct this....13 Justices will dillute the importance and impact of a single justice. Simple.... This headline obviously was written by an angry Democrat.
Amy Coney Barrett set to be confirmed to Supreme Court on MondaySenate Republicans appear to have the 51 votes needed to approve Judge Barrett to the US Supreme Court on Monday. The final vote is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. Boo Abuse of power. UtahGov is devastated by COVID19 but SenateGOP SenatorRomney SenMikeLee are busy packing the courts while their white/supporters don’t have hospital beds to get care from coronavirus VoteOutEveryRepublican VoteOutTheGOP gop consumed with power MoscowMitch CNN DrFauci