The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-0 to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The nomination will now move to a full Senate vote on Monday.
Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday said he will not allow Democrats to “take over” the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett after they made good on their threat to boycott the hearing.
“We’re not going to allow them to take over the committee,” Graham said in his opening statement. “They made a choice not to participate after allowing judge Barrett four days to be questioned.”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that members of his party would not take part in the confirmation vote because of how Republicans handled her nomination.
He called it “the most rushed, most partisan and least legitimate process in Supreme Court nomination history.
The New York Democrat added that the Democrats would “not provide the quorum that is required,” referencing a Senate rule requiring members of the opposite party to be present to conduct government business.