GOP To Advance Barrett With Dems Boycotting Vote

Reuters reports:

The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote on Thursday on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime U.S. Supreme Court post, with Democrats boycotting the proceedings after fiercely opposing her confirmation.

Barrett, a federal appeals court judge whose confirmation would expand the top U.S. judicial body’s conservative majority to 6-3, was poised to win the 22-member committee’s approval with unified support among its 12 Republican members even with the Democrats vowing to stay away.

“Judge Barrett deserves a vote and she will receive a vote,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said in a statement on Wednesday.

The full Senate will vote on Monday.