Senate committee approves Trump court nominee as Democrats boycott

Washington (AFP) – The Senate Judiciary Committee pushed through US President Donald Trump’s conservative pick for the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, Thursday as Democrats boycotted the vote saying it was too close to the November 3 election.The unanimous vote, with all Democrats absent, sets the stage for full Senate approval at the beginning of next week on Barrett, who will tilt the high court firmly to the right.On Wednesday Democrats labelled the rushed nomination process a “sham” that broke former Republican promises to never vote on a Supreme Court nominee so close to a presidential …

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