During a weekly press conference, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell set said the Senate will vote Monday to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
“With regard to the Supreme Court justice…we’ll be voting to confirm justice-to-be Barrett next Monday,” McConnell said.
He added “I think that will be another signature accomplishment in our effort to put on the courts, the federal courts, men and women that believe in the quaint notion that maybe the job of a judge is to actually follow the law.”
Having the final vote Monday will allow a week prior to the November election for GOP Senators to get back on the campaign trail.
The Judiciary committee is expected to sign off on Barrett’s nomination this this Thursday.
With 53 Senators, Republicans can afford to lose up to 3 Senators and still have Barrett confirmed, with VP Pence breaking the tie.
Senator Susan Collins has indicated she will not vote for Barrett. Senator Lisa Murkowski was against holding confirmation hearings before the election but has not made it clear yet how she will vote now that they have taken place.