Live Video: Senate Begins Marathon Debate On Barrett

Politico reports:

The Senate cleared a key procedural hurdle Sunday for Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination for the Supreme Court, bringing the 48-year-old judge one step closer to confirmation to the high court.

In a 51-48 vote, the Senate kicked off 30 hours of debate on Barrett’s nomination, setting up a final confirmation vote for Monday evening, just eight days before the Nov. 3 election. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), the Democratic vice presidential nominee, wasn’t present for the vote.

The Senate is expected to remain in session overnight into Monday. Barrett’s all-but-certain confirmation will cement a conservative tilt on the court for decades to come.