October 26th, according to comprehensive news, on the 25th local time, the US Senate conducted a key procedural vote on the nomination of Barrett as the judge of the Federal Supreme Court, which was finally passed 51 to 48. According to the report, this result laid a solid foundation for Barrett’s appointment as justice, and the formal vote will be held on the 26th local time.
On September 26, local time, US President Trump announced at the White House that Amy Coney Barrett (Amy Coney Barrett) was nominated as Supreme Court Justice. Photo by China News Agency reporter Chen Mengtong
According to reports, in the vote that day, Democratic senators and Republican senators Collins and Merkowski voted against, but the Republican-majority Senate finally voted 51 in favor and 48 against. Passed this key procedural vote.
In response to this result, Senator Merkley said on the same day that “this Supreme Court justice nomination process is illegal from the first day.”
According to reports, in the past week, the Democrats tried to postpone Barrett’s nomination, but neither the strategy of adjourning the Senate before November 9 nor launching a debate on long-standing stalemate legislative priorities has not worked. On the 24th local time alone, Democrats tried to propose more than 20 bills, all of which were blocked by Republicans.
Some Democrats admitted that without the help of at least four Republican senators, they were unable to prevent Barrett from taking office as justice.
Later on the 26th local time, the U.S. Congress will vote for the final confirmation of Barrett’s nomination for justice. Currently in the Senate, Republicans occupy 53 seats and Democrats and independents occupy 47 seats. It is very likely that Barrett’s appointment will be approved. If Barrett’s nomination is approved, the ratio of “conservative” and “liberal” justices of the US Supreme Court will become 6:3.
Barrett, 48, is considered a conservative judge. She was nominated by Trump to serve as a judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in 2017. Prior to that, she was a law professor at the University of Notre Dame. Barrett has publicly opposed the “Obama Health Insurance Plan”, abortion, etc., and is also conservative on issues such as immigration and gun control.