By Lawrence Hurley and Susan Cornwell
WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) – The Republican-led U.S. Senate handed President Donald Trump a significant pre-election political victory on Monday by confirming his Supreme Court docket nominee Amy Coney Barrett as he delivered a dramatic conservative overhaul of the nation’s high judicial physique.
The Senate voted largely alongside get together strains to verify Barrett to a lifetime publish, overcoming unified Democratic opposition to the Republican president’s third Supreme Court docket appointment and making a 6-3 conservative majority.
Barrett’s addition cements some of the right-leaning Supreme Court docket rosters in generations. The shifting of the Supreme Court docket and the broader federal judiciary to the correct has been a signature achievement of Trump’s presidency, aided by Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell.
(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung;)