Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Thursday that Republicans have the votes to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett this month.
"She'll come out of committee next Thursday ... and we'll go to the floor with her on Friday the 23rd and stay on it until we finish," McConnell told reporters in Kentucky.
"We have the votes," he added, when asked if Republicans would be able to confirm Barrett.
JUST IN: Mitch McConnell says there are enough votes in the Senate to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court https://t.co/i3lAQeUCoI— Bloomberg (@business) October 15, 2020
Yesterday the Democrats surrendered. They recognized that on the merits, Judge Barrett’s credentials are impeccable. I am confident she will be confirmed to the Supreme Court, and that it will be before Election Day. #ConfirmACB #FillTheSeat #SCOTUS pic.twitter.com/dasERS9lJY— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) October 15, 2020
Despite Democrats’ claims, moving forward with Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s #SCOTUS confirmation is consistent with over 200 years of historical precedent. #ConfirmACB #FillTheSeat pic.twitter.com/7Y3OO7928s— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) October 15, 2020
Poll: Voters Back Barrett’s Supreme Court Confirmation By 17-Point Margin https://t.co/buBR00oLbx— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) October 15, 2020
It is bizarre to watch Vice President Biden and Democrats refuse to give a straight answer on their own party’s threats to pack the Supreme Court. But it is even more absurd for them to try to redefine “court-packing” to mean any judicial confirmation that disappoints Democrats. pic.twitter.com/RpZbaXNO2m— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) October 14, 2020
"We suspect this is the feeling across the liberalati after three days of fear-mongering by Democrats during the hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just told reporters that "we have the votes" for Senate confirmation" pic.twitter.com/o7vIv58Pp8— Annrhefn (@Annrhefn) October 15, 2020