October 26, 2020
On a vote of 52-48, the United States Senate has confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. The vote was mostly along party lines, with no Democrats voting for confirmation, and Senator Susan Collins of Maine being the only Republican to vote against.
The confirmation of President Donald J. Trump’s third appointee to the Supreme Court marks the culmination of a dramatic remaking of the federal judiciary under President Trump. He has appointed hundreds of federal judges during his tenure, in no small part to the shepherding of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel.
The full debate of the Senate, along with the vote confirming Barrett, can be seen, here: