Barrett nomination advances to U.S. Senate floor with a GOP-only vote

Missouri’s Josh Hawley called Barrett, ‘the most openly pro-life candidate for the Supreme Court in my lifetime.’

President Donald Trump introduces 7th U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court in the Rose Garden at the White House Sept. 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Republicans on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, as Democrats boycotted the markup in a show of protest.