Skip to comments.Mitch McConnell: GOP has the votes to confirm Judge Barrett to Supreme Court this month
Posted on 10/15/2020 9:37:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Thursday that Republicans have the votes to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett this month.
"She'll come out of committee next Thursday ... and we'll go to the floor with her on Friday the 23rd and stay on it until we finish," McConnell told reporters in Kentucky.
"We have the votes," he added, when asked if Republicans would be able to confirm Barrett.
McConnell's remarks are the latest signal that Barrett's nomination to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is on a glide path after she avoided landmines during her three-day appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.
Republicans on the panel have scheduled a committee vote on Barrett's nomination for Oct. 22.
That will allow McConnell to take a procedural step to call up her nomination for a vote the next day, paving the way for a final vote on her nomination on the Senate floor for the week of Oct. 26.
Democrats are expected to force Republicans to show they have the 51 members on the floor necessary to conduct business but are otherwise powerless to stop her from being confirmed without help from GOP senators.
Because Republicans nixed the 60-vote procedural threshold for Supreme Court nominees in 2017, Barrett only needs 50 "yes" votes and Vice President Pence to break a tie in order to be confirmed.
Republicans hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate, meaning Barrett could lose three GOP senators and still let Pence break a tie.
Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) have both said they don't believe a nominee should be voted on before the elections next month. But only Collins has said she will vote no on a nominee if they are brought up.
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Golly gee, then do it.
Then, just do it, and get this circus show over with.
AND....confirm FCC nominee, too!!!
How about tomorrow!
I understand calling McConnell “The Turtle,” but where does “Cocaine Mitch” come from?
Okay, do it today. Clear out the Judiciary Committee, drag Dorsey and Zuckerberg in under oath. Roast slowly until well done.
Tomorrow is good with me.
Just do it.
YES lets vote tomorrow, Linda wants to run this as long as possible for fundraising AND once she is in her seat he is afraid he will lose his seat, to bad Linda if you hadnt been a RINO protecting your buddy Joe and NOT getting to the bottom of the coup, you would not be in trouble republicans have had ENOUGH of you guys having NO BACKBONE!! We are sick to death of these Marxists slowly taking over our country while you guys just sit there stroking yourselves!!!
Why is he fooling around for another 8 days? Just giving the Marxists more time to think up mischief. Who’s side is he on? Rhetorical question.
Tomorrow works for me. I’m available.
Get er done
An incident where a boat that was owned by his father-in-law was seized by the Colombian Navy and found to be transporting a substantial amount of cocaine.
Yeah I think that’s a stretch as well.
I think his wife mistakenly had a briefcase that had coke in it at the airport or something.
Is that somewhere in the comments of the article?
I think he may be waiting for another covid outbreak.... or other disruption.... that will stall it until after the election.
Mitch has worked well with President Trump so far and while I wish they would vote now, I must trust Mitch once again. October 23rd will be a fine day for America and barring unforeseen events, bring on an era of conservative judicial dominance.
By all accounts Amy was Mitch’s preferred choice, so I don’t think so.
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