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Democrats to Boycott Senate Committee Vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s SCOTUS Nomination

HeadlineOct 22, 2020

The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote today on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Democrats are boycotting the proceedings, which they say will deny the committee its required quorum; they’re planning to fill their empty seats with photos of people impacted by the Affordable Care Act. Republican committee chair Lindsey Graham says he’ll hold a vote anyway, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised a full Senate vote on Barrett’s confirmation on Monday. If confirmed, Barrett would likely rule on the fate of the Affordable Care Act — and could help settle any potential challenge to November’s election results before the Supreme Court.

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