Judy Shelton, President Trump’s nominee to fill a vacancy on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, was defeated 47-50 in the Senate yesterday after Sens. Chuck Grassley and Rick Scott were forced to miss the vote over coronavirus concerns (Grassley later tested positive, Scott is in quarantine):
🚨BREAKING: Senate voted to BLOCK Judy Shelton's nomination to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, a setback to Trump's drive to reshape the Fed before he leaves office.
Vote was 47-50. McConnell switched his "yes" vote to "no." That lets him attempt vote again at later date
— Laura Litvan (@LauraLitvan) November 17, 2020