Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Thursday that Republicans have the votes to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett this month.
“She’ll come out of committee next Thursday … and we’ll go to the floor with her on Friday the 23rd and stay on it until we finish,” McConnell told reporters in Kentucky.
“We have the votes,” he added, when asked if Republicans would be able to confirm Barrett.
McConnell’s remarks are the latest signal that Barrett’s nomination to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is on a glide path after she avoided landmines during her three-day appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.
Republicans on the panel have scheduled a committee vote on Barrett’s nomination for Oct. 22.