Schumer says today “will go down as one of the darkest days in the 231-year history of the” Senate

Moments ago, ahead of the confirmation vote of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer said that today “will go down as one of the darkest days in the 231-year history of the United States Senate.”

Schumer also called Barrett “far right.”

Moving to adjourn senate ahead of the confirmation vote, Schumer claimed “Over 60 million Americans have voted. The Republican majority is ignoring—even laughing—at their wishes.”

Schumer tweeted “I’m taking to the floor to force another vote to adjourn the Senate until after the election. Election day is in 8 days. More than 60 million Americans have already voted. But the Republicans are using a sham process to jam through President Trump’s nominee.”

He then wrote in a subsequent tweet “I just forced a vote to adjourn the Senate until after the November election. But the Senate Republicans voted to ignore—to laugh at—the wishes of the American people. We won’t stop fighting.”

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