Senate starts debate on nomination of Barrett to Supreme Court

Washington (AFP) – The US Senate began final debate Friday on conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to join the Supreme Court, with her all-but-certain confirmation to give President Donald Trump a key victory ahead of the November 3 election.Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell extolled Barrett’s credentials to fill the vacant ninth seat on the high court, while dismissing Democrats’ complaints that he and Trump had jettisoned unwritten rules against naming a new justice so close to an election.”This outstanding nominee is exceptionally suited to this job,” McConnell said on the Senate flo…

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