India  

Senate one step away from Barrett confirmation

Video Credit: Reuters - Politics - Duration: 02:40s - Published
Senate one step away from Barrett confirmation

Senate one step away from Barrett confirmation

[NFA] The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Sunday moved closer toward a final confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, on Monday, just over a week before Election Day.

Gavino Garay reports.

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL: "Colleagues, by tomorrow night, we'll have a new member of the United States Supreme Court." The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Sunday moved one step closer to the final confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, just over a week before Election Day.

The Senate voted 51-48 on Sunday to limit debate on the nomination, readying the final vote that is expected to take place on Monday evening.

It passed with the support of every Republican but two.

Every Democrat opposed the motion.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell touted Barrett's qualifications for the high court.

MCCONNELL: "Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, is a stellar nominee in every single respect.

Her intellectual brilliance is unquestioned.

Her command of the law is remarkable.

Her integrity is above reproach." No nominee to the Supreme Court has ever been confirmed by the Senate this close to a presidential election.

Democrats have called the rush to confirm Barrett so close to an election hypocritical, and warned her position on the court could imperil the landmark health care law known as Obamacare.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will likely preside over Monday's vote, and Democrats expressed concerns after several members Pence's team tested positive for COVID-19.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blasted Pence's expected presence during the confirmation vote as indicative of Republicans priorities.

SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER: And nothing could be a more apt metaphor for what's going on here.

The Republican party is willing to ignore the pandemic to rush the Supreme Court nomination forward, and the vice president, having been potentially exposed to COVID, will preside." Trump has said he believes the Supreme Court will decide the election's outcome and has made clear he wants Barrett on the bench for any election-related cases.

Barrett is also likely to participate in the Nov.

10 oral arguments in which Trump and fellow Republicans are asking the court to strike down the Affordable Care Act.

A favorite of Christian conservatives, Barrett frustrated Democrats during her confirmation hearing this month by sidestepping questions on abortion, presidential powers, climate change, voting rights, Obamacare and other issues.




You Might Like


💡 newsR Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Amy Coney Barrett Amy Coney Barrett Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court backs religious groups in NY [Video]

U.S. Supreme Court backs religious groups in NY

The U.S. Supreme Court late on Wednesday (November 25) backed Christian and Jewish houses of worship challenging New York state's latest restrictions in novel coronavirus hot spots. Bryan Wood reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:20Published
Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for COVID-19 [Video]

Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. President Donald Trump's oldest son Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for COVID-19 this week, a spokesman confirmed on Friday. Gloria Tso reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:11Published
US elections: Advantage Trump in court battle against Biden on mail ballots? [Video]

US elections: Advantage Trump in court battle against Biden on mail ballots?

As the United States of America waits for the result of a hotly-contested Presidential election, incumbent Donald Trump has declared that he will move the Supreme Court against the 'fraud' carried out by his opponent Joe Biden. The latter has dismissed the claim as 'outrageous'. But who will actually have an advantage in a court battle? Will Trump's recent appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the US apex court work in his favour? Watch Pramit Palchaudhuri, Sushant Sareen, and Yashwant Deshmukh decode the situation in a conversation with Hindustan Times' Aditi Prasad.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 06:36Published
Supreme Court allows mail-in extensions in PA, NC [Video]

Supreme Court allows mail-in extensions in PA, NC

U.S. Supreme Court extended mail-in voting deadlines in the key battleground states of Pennsylvania and North Carolina, a setback for the Trump campaign. Bryan Wood reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:28Published

Donald Trump Donald Trump 45th president of the United States

Trump Encourages Thanksgiving Gatherings and Supreme Court Paves the Way

Donald Trump is clearly angry -- enraged -- which is the only explanation for the revenge he seems to want to exact on the American people, because he's goosing..
TMZ.com
Explainer: What to expect from Biden's foreign policy [Video]

Explainer: What to expect from Biden's foreign policy

[NFA] The following are some of the policy issues that President-elect Joe Biden's foreign policy team face as they seek to turn the page on President Donald Trump's sometimes chaotic foreign policy. Jonah Green reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 02:29Published
Trump Pardons Michael Flynn, Former National Security Adviser [Video]

Trump Pardons Michael Flynn, Former National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump announced Flynn's pardon on Wednesday via Twitter.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO    Duration: 01:03Published

United States Senate United States Senate Upper house of the United States Congress

Why Elizabeth Warren Will Never Be Treasury Secretary [Video]

Why Elizabeth Warren Will Never Be Treasury Secretary

Massachusetts senator and failed Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren lobbied Joe Biden to become his treasury secretary. In a humiliating snub heard around the political world Biden chose former FED chair Janet Yellen over Warren as his Treasury Secretary. Chris Cillizza of CNN said there are several reasons Warren will never be America's Treasury Secretary. Warren in the Cabinet would allow Mass. GOP Gov. Charlie Baker to appoint a temporary replacement for her in the Senate.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:39Published
Senate blocks confirmation of Trump Fed pick [Video]

Senate blocks confirmation of Trump Fed pick

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's controversial nomination of Judy Shelton to the Federal Reserve's board, though a White House spokesman expressed confidence she would eventually be confirmed. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 02:15Published
AOC Delusional? [Video]

AOC Delusional?

The Democrats won back the White House. But, you wouldn't know that by the way Democratic leaders are acting. Leaders in the party are sniping and taking shots at each other over their humiliating losses in House and Senate. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed party leaders in the NY Times for relying on "magical thinking" rather than changing power dynamics. “Every single [member] that rejected my help is losing and now they’re blaming us for the loss.” Politico's John F.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:56Published
Biden's won, nothing will change that: Schumer [Video]

Biden's won, nothing will change that: Schumer

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday doubled down on his argument that Republicans have no legal case in challenging the results of the U.S. presidential election that was called for Democrat Joe Biden over the weekend.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:50Published
Tillis wins NC senate race, Cunningham concedes [Video]

Tillis wins NC senate race, Cunningham concedes

[NFA] Democrat Cal Cunningham, who had been considered the leader for a U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina until his campaign was undermined by a sex scandal, on Tuesday conceded the closely fought contest to Republican incumbent Thom Tillis. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:07Published

Mitch McConnell Mitch McConnell U.S. Republican Senator from Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader

Trump to cut troop levels in Afghanistan, Iraq [Video]

Trump to cut troop levels in Afghanistan, Iraq

[NFA] President Donald Trump will sharply reduce the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500 by mid-January, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday, stopping short of a full withdrawal from America's longest war. Colette Luke has the latest.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:37Published
'Nothing's going to stop' transition -Biden [Video]

'Nothing's going to stop' transition -Biden

[NFA] President-elect Joe Biden said on Tuesday that nothing would stop the transfer of power in the U.S. government, even as President Donald Trump says without evidence that last week's election was marred by fraud and some of his Republican allies back investigations. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:29Published
Pompeo backs Trump's refusal to concede election [Video]

Pompeo backs Trump's refusal to concede election

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday voiced confidence that once every "legal" vote was counted, it would lead to a "second Trump administration," appearing to reject Democratic challenger Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:29Published
Sen. McConnell: 'No reason for alarm' [Video]

Sen. McConnell: 'No reason for alarm'

When Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell was asked by a reporter Tuesday about Republican senators not acknowledging President-elect Joe Biden's win over Donald Trump, he responded that "the Electoral College will determine the winner."

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:01Published
Biden team considers legal action to begin transition [Video]

Biden team considers legal action to begin transition

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is considering legal action over a federal agency’s delay in recognizing the Democrat’s victory over President Donald Trump in last week’s election. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:34Published

Supreme Court of the United States Supreme Court of the United States Highest court in the United States

Uttarakhand govt to provide legal aid to parents of gang-rape, murder victim [Video]

Uttarakhand govt to provide legal aid to parents of gang-rape, murder victim

Uttarakhand government to provide legal aid to the parents of woman who was gang-raped and killed in Delhi in 2012. He said, "Uttarakhand government will provide legal aid to the parents of a woman who was gang-raped and killed in Delhi in 2012. Though Delhi High Court has awarded the death penalty to the accused, the matter is pending in Supreme Court. Her family is still in deep shock." The incident happened on February 09, 2012 and whole country got shocked with the crime.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:34Published

Supreme Court seeks Centre's response on plea to fix rate of RT-PCR test for COVID-19 at Rs.400

A three-judge bench of the SC, headed by CJI SA Bobde, asked the Union of India to file its response on the petition filed by advocate Ajay Agrawal.
DNA

Republican Party (United States) Republican Party (United States) Major political party in the United States

Trump praises Giuliani's 'courage' in election fight [Video]

Trump praises Giuliani's 'courage' in election fight

U.S. President Donald Trump called into a meeting of Republican state legislators in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, repeating his debunked claims of voter fraud and praising Giuliani for his work.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:02Published
The Internet Mocks Donald Trump After Telling GOP to Listen to Randy Quaid's Election Demand | THR News [Video]

The Internet Mocks Donald Trump After Telling GOP to Listen to Randy Quaid's Election Demand | THR News

Donald Trump was roundly mocked on social media Tuesday morning after he inexplicably began sharing days-old tweets from Randy Quaid, who called for a 2020 election do-over.

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter    Duration: 01:23Published
Former NYC Mayor David Dinkins dies at 93 [Video]

Former NYC Mayor David Dinkins dies at 93

[NFA] David Dinkins, who served as New York City's first and only African American mayor during the 1990s, died on Monday at the age of 93, police said. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:40Published
Biden transition gets green light from GSA [Video]

Biden transition gets green light from GSA

[NFA] President-elect Biden was formally given the go-ahead by a key federal agency to begin his transition to the White House, shortly after Michigan certified him as the state's winner. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:37Published

Election day Election day

Black Men Are Supporting Trump in Record Numbers, Polls Show [Video]

Black Men Are Supporting Trump in Record Numbers, Polls Show

According to the NBC News poll of early and Election Day voters.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO    Duration: 01:08Published
Camila Cabello votes for 'character, decency, justice, truth and trust' on Election Day [Video]

Camila Cabello votes for 'character, decency, justice, truth and trust' on Election Day

Camila Cabello has urged her fans and followers to vote by revealing who she chose as America's next leader.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO    Duration: 00:50Published
Some voters in Polk County met with long lines on Election Day [Video]

Some voters in Polk County met with long lines on Election Day

People waited about 30 minutes in line to cast their ballot at the church. Voters tell ABC Action News, they don’t ever remember waiting in line at Mount Tabor Baptist Church, in previous elections.

Credit: ABC Action News    Duration: 01:18Published

Mike Pence Mike Pence 48th vice president of the United States

'Numbers don't lie' - Biden wins GA after recount [Video]

'Numbers don't lie' - Biden wins GA after recount

[NFA] After a painstaking recount, Georgia officials confirmed that President-elect Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump in the battleground state on Nov. 3, further narrowing the president's dubious effort to overturn the election results. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:02Published

Michigan Cop Fired for Posting Kamala Harris Watermelon Jack-O'-Lantern

A part-time sheriff's deputy in Michigan got canned after sharing a photo of Trump, Biden and Pence jack-o'-lanterns made from pumpkins ... and a watermelon one..
TMZ.com
Pence: 'We're going to protect the integrity of the vote' [Video]

Pence: 'We're going to protect the integrity of the vote'

Despite incomplete results from several battleground states that could determine the outcome of the U.S. presidential race, President Donald Trump early on Wednesday proclaimed victory over Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:24Published
Pence's Chief of Staff Tests Positive For Coronavirus [Video]

Pence's Chief of Staff Tests Positive For Coronavirus

In addition to Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short's positive test, at least three other of Pence's aides have tested positive for the coronavirus as well.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO    Duration: 00:56Published

Related videos from verified sources

Senator Susan Collins Wins Reelection in Maine [Video]

Senator Susan Collins Wins Reelection in Maine

Senator Susan Collins Wins Reelection in Maine. According to The Associated Press, Collins secured the win with 51 percent of the vote. . This was the most difficult race of her career, as she was..

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories     Duration: 00:59Published
Lindsey Graham Defeats Jaime Harrison to Hold His Seat in the Senate [Video]

Lindsey Graham Defeats Jaime Harrison to Hold His Seat in the Senate

Lindsey Graham Defeats Jaime Harrison, to Hold His Seat in the Senate. The South Carolina Republican Senator won the race, . which was one of the most expensive in the history of the U.S...

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories     Duration: 00:47Published
Mitch McConnell Wins Senate Reelection in Kentucky [Video]

Mitch McConnell Wins Senate Reelection in Kentucky

Mitch McConnell Wins Senate Reelection, in Kentucky. The race between Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell . and Democratic candidate Amy McGrath . was called a win for McConnell by the..

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories     Duration: 00:51Published