The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination to a full Senate vote. Barrett's nomination moved forward with a 12-0 vote from the panel: the Republican majority voted in favor of advancing the nomination, while Democrats on the panel boycotted the vote. Instead, Democrats filled their chairs with photos of constituents who would be hurt if the Affordable Care Act was overturned. Democrats have opposed Barrett's nomination, accusing Republicans of a hypocritical power grab with a confirmation process so close to an election. Now, Barrett's nomination will move to a full floor vote, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is expected to schedule for early next week.
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