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Republicans Cut Off Barrett Debate, Setting Up Final Confirmation Vote
Senate Republicans secured a 51-to-48 vote to limit debate on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination, setting up the final confirmation vote for Monday, eight days before the election.
“The yeas are 51, the nays are 48. The motion is agreed to.” “We’ve made an important contribution to the future of this country. A lot of what we’ve done over the last four years will be undone sooner or later by the next election. They won’t be able to do much about this for a long time to come.” “The Senate is doing the right thing. We’re moving this nomination forward, and colleagues, by tomorrow night we’ll have a new member of the United States Supreme Court.” “Republicans are rushing to hold a confirmation vote tomorrow night, eight days, eight days before the election. And after more than 50 million Americans have voted. We’re talking about the lives and freedoms of the American people, the right to affordable health care, to make their own private medical decisions, to join a union, vote without impediments, marry who they love. And Judge Amy Coney Barrett will play a part in deciding whether those rights will be sustained or curtailed for the next generation of Americans. So I want to be very clear with the American people about what’s going on here. The Republican Senate majority, America, is breaking faith with you, doing the exact opposite of what it promised just four years ago to cement a majority on the Supreme Court that threatens your fundamental rights.”
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