Senate Republicans on Sunday voted to end the Democrats' filibuster of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation. The filibuster was defeated, 51-48, with the majority of votes taking place along party lines. The only Republicans to vote "no" on the end of the filibuster were Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, was absent for the vote as she campaigns for the White House in Michigan.
#Breaking: Amy Coney Barrett on track for confirmation tomorrow evening after Senate Republicans defeat a Democratic filibuster, 51-48, during a rare Sunday session just nine days before the election— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 25, 2020
Collins and Murkowski both crossed party lines to sustain the filibuster. Murkowksi expected to vote tomorrow to confirm the nominee— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 25, 2020
Kamala Harris, who has missed Senate votes since becoming the VP candidate in August, was not present for the Sunday procedural vote— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 25, 2020
The vote limits the debate on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to 30 hours.
According to Fox News' Chad Pergram, the confirmation vote won't begin until around 7:26 p.m. EST Monday night.
Senate votes to limit debate on Barrett nomination. Means confirmation vote will likely START around 7:26 pm et Monday night. The tally on the procedural vote was 51-48— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 25, 2020
Sen. Murkowksi has already said she would vote in favor of Barrett's confirmation, which means Barrett is almost guaranteed to be confirmed Monday evening.