One of the most impressive nominees for public office in a generation that will serve for life on the highest court," Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell wrote on Twitter following the vote. Learn about your state's place in Senate history. He later tried to file several motions to delay the process, such as one to adjourn the Senate until after the election unless the White House and Speaker Nancy Pelosi reach a deal on a coronavirus relief bill. She deflected questions on how she might rule on issues ranging from abortion to voting rights to the Affordable Care Act. Pool Photo by Michael Reynolds/UPI |, Sen. John Cornyn (L), R-Texas, and Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., participate in the third day of hearings. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, a moderate Democrat, announced on Sunday that she would oppose Barrett’s nomination, all but ensuring that no Democrats will support her confirmation. The date of commission determines a justice's seniority. Murkowski announced Saturday that she will ultimately support Barrett’s confirmation to the high court, citing her qualifications even as she harangued the process that GOP leaders used to shepherd her nomination through the Senate. www.senate.gov. These votes failed largely along party lines. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer accused Republicans of employing "raw political power" to "hold a confirmation vote tomorrow night, eight days … However, every other Republican is expected to vote to confirm Barrett. Pool Photo by Stefani Reynolds/UPI |, Barrett (L) meets with Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. Pool Photo By Tom Williams/UPI |, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks with a tweet displayed from President Donald Trump during the hearing. 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First published on October 23, 2020 / 12:05 PM. “And it will be an in-erasable stain on this Republican majority forever more.”. Speaking at an event in his home state of Kentucky, McConnell said he will bring the nomination to the full Senate the next day, confident that Barrett has the backing of at least 51 Republicans. If Republican plans for Barrett’s confirmation hold, she would be on the court when it hears arguments just one week after the Nov. 3 election in a case that could undo the law, which provides health insurance for 20 million Americans and other benefits -- like parents being allowed to keep children on their plan until they turn 26 -- for millions more. Democrats argue Barrett would vote to overturn the nation's health care law, and they've raised the possibility that this could come soon, since the court is about to take up a case on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act days after the election. The costumes are a reference to the Hulu adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel, "The Handmaid's Tale," which depicts a world in which women are stripped of their rights. Senate Democrats have accused Republicans of hypocrisy for confirming Barrett so close to the presidential election, after McConnell blocked President Barack Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland in 2016. Pool Photo by Mandel Ngan/UPI |, American Bar Association representative Pamela J. Roberts (R) testifies before the committee on Barrett's legal qualifications to ascend to the high court. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), the Democratic vice presidential nominee, wasn’t present for the vote. Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A hospital trial of Eli Lilly's COVID-19 antibody treatment has ended while other trials of the drug continue. Pool Photo By Tom Williams/UPI |, Barrett's family members are seated behind her during the hearing. Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in as a U.S. Supreme Court justice in a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday, October 26, 2020. Obama skewers Trump's handling of COVID-19 pandemic at Florida rally. Contact | Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump and his administration over the response to the COVID-19 pandemic during a rally in Florida Tuesday. 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Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI |, Ranking Judiciary Committee member Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., said Barrett's nomination is a threat to the Affordable Care Act. Democrats have assailed the confirmation process as illegitimate and rushed for political reasons. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI |, Demonstrators wear "Handmaid's Tale" costumes as they protest outside of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Pool Photo by Jonathan Ernst/UPI |, Graham (L) and ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., attend the committee's executive business meeting. “A lot of what we’ve done over the last four years will be un-done sooner or later by the next election,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said.