Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote

Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) – Amy Coney Barrett is headed to the Supreme Court. The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee by a 52-48 vote, with Republicans overpowering Democratic opposition a week before Election Day.

Trump held a primetime swearing-in event at the White House and called it “a momentous day for America.”

Barrett will be the third Supreme Court justice nominated by Trump.

At 48, she is likely secure a conservative court majority for years to come.

Barrett will fill the vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the liberal icon who died last month.