The Senate is preparing to vote this Monday night on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
It is taken for granted that the judge will be confirmed just eight days before the elections, thanks to the support of the Republican majority.
President Donald Trump plans a ceremony at the White House at 9 p.m. ET on Monday to take Barrett’s oath as the new justice of the highest court, according to the television station. CNN.
The agency AP reported that the Democratic minority asked Vice President Mike Pence to abstain from presiding over the session this Monday, because several of his collaborators tested positive for the coronavirus.
Pence, who in his capacity as vice president is the president of the Senate, has not said whether he plans to attend the session.
The vote to confirm Barrett is expected to take place Monday night, after the Senate paved the way with a key procedural vote the day before.
Democrats have denounced the confirmation process, claiming that only the winner of the Nov. 3 election should run to replace Ruth Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
Barrett will be Trump’s third nomination to the highest court, which will be made up of a 6-3 conservative majority.