Amy Connie Barrett confirmed in US Supreme Court

US Senate Confirms Conservative Jurist Amy Connie Barrett as Supreme Court’s Latest Justice (File)

Washington:

The US Senate on Monday declared conservative jurist Amy Connie Barrett the new Supreme Court justice, delivering a historic and controversial victory for President Donald Trump just eight days before the election.

The largely divided chamber voted 52 to 48, with party lines in a largely Republican-controlled Senate that saw Barrett reach the high court as the third Trump candidate and a six-to-three conservative majority. Achieved it.

Republican lawmakers played applause with a thunderous roar, and the White House is also expected to celebrate the ratification in the final byelection on November 3, with more than 60 million Americans already voting.

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