Despite a Democrat boycott, the Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to advance SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett into the final stage of confirmation.
Though the vote was 12-0, the 10 Democratic senators on the committee boycotted the vote, and filled their seats with pictures of people who rely upon the Affordable Care Act, targeting Barrett's potential role in deciding the Act's constitutionality.
"This has been a sham process from the beginning," wrote Senate Democrats in a statement. "Amidst a global pandemic and ongoing election, Republicans are rushing to confirm a Supreme Court Justice to take away health care from millions and execute the extreme and deeply unpopular agenda that they've been unable to get through Congress." If confirmed, Barrett will give conservatives a 6-3 majority on the Supreme Court.
The final confirmation vote will be held on Monday, October 26.