Senate Judiciary Committee approves Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court

The Senate voted Thursday to advance Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett to the Senate floor, moving the 48-year-old judge closer to a final confirmation vote that could alter the makeup of the high court for a generation.

The vote took place after Senate Democrats decided to boycott the meeting, in an act of protest over Barrett’s rapid confirmation process. Twelve Republicans voted to advance Barrett’s nomination and zero Democrats took part. The Senate will hold a final vote on Barrett’s nomination Monday.