Sen. Judiciary Committee moves Barrett nomination to full Senate, despite Democrat members' boycott of vote

by Laura Mize · Oct 22nd, 2020 10:46 am
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Last Updated Oct 23rd, 2020 at 9:45 am

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) led the committee in a vote Thursday morning to move the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the full Senate, despite a boycott by the committee's Democrat members that prevented a full quorum from being present.

According to Senate rules, a quorum including at least two minority members of the committee must be present to hold a vote on advancing the nominee. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced Wednesday that none of the committee's Democratic members would be present for the vote.

The Republican members of the committee voted 12-0 to move her nomination to the full Senate. The full Senate vote is scheduled for Monday, October 26.


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