In connection with the vote results in the Committee, the President called October 22 an important day for America.
President Donald Trump welcomed the vote results in the Senate Judiciary Committee, which on Thursday approved the President’s proposed nominee for justice, Amy Coney Barrett, to serve on the Supreme Court for life, paving the way for a debate and vote in the full Senate.
Trump, who called on the Senate to approve Barrett before the election, tweeted: “An important day for America!”
Barrett’s nomination was supported by all 12 Republicans on the Committee, while all 10 Democrats boycotted the vote.
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell plans to hold a procedural vote in the full Senate on Sunday. In this case, the final vote on Barrett’s candidacy may take place on Monday.
If trump’s nominee is confirmed, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court will increase to 6 votes out of 9.