Senate Republicans confirm Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court

Senate Republicans confirm Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court
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In the first entirely partisan Supreme Court vote Republicans have just confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to become President Donald Trump's third justice to sit on the nation's top court.

Barrett was confirmed with 52 votes.

This is the first time in U.S. history a Supreme Court nominee did not get a single "yea" vote from the minority party.

Barrett, a far right extremist, is slated to be sworn in Monday night at a White House event.

Judge Barrett subscribes to the pseudo-science of constitutional interpretation known as originalism, which was created just 40 years ago. It claims the U.S. Constitution is not a living document, and justices must rule based on how the founders thought and viewed the law in their day.

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