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Murkowski Says She Will Vote to Confirm Barrett to Supreme Court on Monday

A procedural vote is set for Sunday, final confirmation on Monday

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she’ll vote to put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court. The Republican had backed waiting until after the election to fill the seat. In her statement, she said she would vote yes when the question comes before The U.S. Senate.

Watch her statement…

Washington, DC — Sen. Lisa Murkowski confirmed Saturday that she would vote yes to Amy Coney Barrett ‘s confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States.

“I believe that the only way to put us back on the path of appropriate consideration of judicial nominees, is to evaluate Judge Barrett as we would want to be judged — on the merits of her qualifications. And we do that when that final question comes before us. And when it does, I will be a yes.”

– Senator Murkowski

The Alaska Republican had kept her decision private and had previously claimed that she did not feel that the Senate should be nominating the Supreme Court too close to the election. Murkowski’s announcement comes just one day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cut off the debate and put a final confirmation vote for Barrett to take place just eight days before the election.

McConnell’s move sets up a Sunday afternoon procedural vote to break a Democratic filibuster. It’s expected to pass.

The final confirmation is set for Monday.

Murkowski’s Full Statement

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