Amy Coney Barret replaces Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Amy Coney Barret replaces Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Republicans have voted under the wire to confirm Amy Coney Barrett as the next Justice of the Supreme Court.

Getting the number of Senate Republican votes required to send her to the highest court in the land, with the party line vote running 52-48.

Barrett, 48, who has been a United States judge for only two years, will take the spot on the bench left empty when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 18.

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice the Late Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen during a group portrait session for the new full court at the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., November 30

The confirmation was made in a late night announcement on October 26 by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Out of excitement, the republican took the news to their twitter handle to post her photo and a congratulatory message to the new justice of the supreme court.

Her presence on the bench now means a potential shift to the right on issues such as gun control, reproductive rights, the environment, and the Affordable Care Act.

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