Democrats Tell Republicans They Will Regret Barrett Confirmation

by Penka Arsova
LaCorte News

Democrats, who were opposed to confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court so close to election day, warned Republicans that they will regret their decision, with some floating the idea to pack the court.

How we got here: The GOP-led Senate confirmed Barrett to the Supreme Court along partisan lines, with only one Republican breaking ranks, on Monday. Barrett later took the constitutional oath at a White House ceremony and is expected to take the judicial oath today at the Supreme Court.

In the past, the Senate needed 60 votes to confirm a nominee, but the rule was changed in 2017 by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Lowering the number of required votes, allowed the Senate to confirm Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh who were nominated by President Trump.

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