The Senate voted on Monday evening to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, cementing a 6-3 majority of conservatives on the Court bench.
The final tally was 52-48 with almost every Republican senator voting in favor of confirmation.
“By any objective standard, Judge Barrett deserves to be confirmed to the Supreme Court,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor before the vote. McConnell criticized some Democrats’ claims that the appointment of Barrett was “illegitimate,” saying “legitimacy does not flow from their feelings.”
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), slammed the impending confirmation.