Senate push to confirm Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick

Senate push to confirm Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick

U.S. Senate Republicans on Sunday prepared a concerted push toward quickly confirming President Donald Trump’s third Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, despite strenuous objections by Democrats who appear powerless to stop them.In a White House Rose Garden ceremony on Saturday, Mr. Trump announced Judge Barrett, 48, as his selection to replace liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 18. Judge Barrett said she would be a justice in the mold of the late staunch conservative Antonin Scalia. Her confirmation would result in a 6-3 conservative majority on the court.Mr. Trump was able to appoint Gorsuch to fill the vacancy left by Antonin Scalia’s 2016 death only because Mr. McConnell refused to let the Senate consider Mr. Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland because it was an election year, an action with little precedent in U.S. history. Democrats now accuse him of hypocrisy.

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