WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has opened a rare weekend session as Republicans race to put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court.
Their goal is to cement a conservative majority before Election Day despite Democratic efforts to stall President Donald Trump’s nominee.
Democrats are planning time-consuming procedural hurdles, but the party has no realistic chance of stopping Barrett’s advance in the Republican-controlled chamber.
The federal appeals court judge is expected to be confirmed Monday and quickly join the court.
The fast-track confirmation process is like none other in U.S. history so close to a presidential election.