Trump’s choice (Amy Coney Barrett) and wish to fill the vacancy of the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg has now been fulfilled
Amy Coney Barrett, 48, confirmation will potentially open a new era of rulings on abortion, the Affordable Care Act and even a potential dispute over president Trump’s election.
Democrats were unable to stop Monday’s outcome as Republicans confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court by an overpowering vote of 52-48.
Monday’s vote, which is president Trump’s third Justice to court, is said to be the closest high court confirmation ever to a presidential election.
Barrett’s election will be the first in modern times with no minority party support whatsoever.
Even after the Democrats argued that the vote was improperly rushed, the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was quoted saying “This is something to be really proud of and feel good about.”
According to Aljazeera, the information provided by the Senate Historical Office revealed that – No other Supreme Court justice has been confirmed on a recorded vote with no support from the minority party in at least 150 years.