It’s happening. . .
After a 51-48 procedural vote on Sunday, it’s looking that Senators will hold Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation vote at around 7 p.m. on Monday:
BREAKING: Senate votes 51-48 to move forward with 30 hours of debate on Amy Coney Barrett, setting up a final confirmation vote tomorrow around 7 p.m. ET to make her the next Supreme Court justice.
Collins and Murkowski voted with Democrats, who were unanimous in opposition.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) October 25, 2020
And in case you don’t know how Senate Republicans feel about their chances, this one tweet from the WaPo’s Seung Min Kim tells you EXACTLY how they feel:
As we wait for final confirmation on Barrett, a staffer walks by in the Capitol with a bottle of champagne
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) October 25, 2020
It’s an instant classic:
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) October 25, 2020
You can thank Harry Reid for starting us on the path to remove this gridlock:
On 9/26, POTUS announced Amy Coney Barrett's nomination. Judiciary held hearings and voted. This week, the Senate is prepared to confirm. That's how quick the Senate Majority can act when @senatemajldr wants to. That's not what happened with pandemic relief. Gridlock is a choice.
— Julian Zelizer (@julianzelizer) October 25, 2020
There’s no stopping it:
We’re 24 hours away from saying Justice Coney Barrett.
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) October 25, 2020