Republicans managed to put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court, enshrining a political victory for President Donald Trump.
Amy Coney Barrett, in her role as judge, has always exhibited a conservative profile. This is the main reason why Judge Barrett received majority support from the Republican party.
Amy Coney Barrett passed the Supreme Court with the vote of 52 Republican senators. There was only one defection. Senator Susan Collins voted against Amy Coney Barrett on the grounds that the choice for the Supreme Court seat should be for the next elected president.
All Democratic senators voted against Judge Barrett, exacerbating the political moment of division in the United States of America.
Democrats have issued a warning that the occupation of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat before the presidential election could have future consequences. There is a plan to increase the number of Supreme Court justices to 12 members if the Democratic party gains control of the Senate.
Majority leader Mitch McConnell justified Amy Coney Barrett’s approval of the Supreme Court: “
Amy Coney Barrett will be able to act immediately in an eventual impasse on the electoral result of the presidential election. Since the large number of votes sent by post and the questioning about the validity of votes, in relation to incorrect filling and the deadline for these votes to be received and counted can delay the final result, to determine the new president of the United States of America.
Amy Coney Barrett’s performance on the Supreme Court will be watched with great expectation on topics of interest to the Republican party, such as the Affordable Care Act and abortion.