The Democrats boycotted the Senate Judiciary vote to send Amy Coney Barrett to the full Senate for confirmation. The Republicans were unfazed and sent her anyway.
According to The Daily Wire:
The rules say in order to have a quorum, at least two members of the minority party must be present.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Thursday said “to my Democratic colleagues, you had four days of hearings, two days to question the judge. She deserves an up-or-down vote. She did an outstanding job representing herself… She deserves better than this but she will get out of the committee today. I have the votes to get her out of committee.”
Instead of showing up, Democrats on the panel put pictures of people who rely upon the Affordable Care Act in their chairs.
Graham waived the rule requiring minority participation and the committee voted unanimously 12-0 to move ACB’s nomination forward.
Graham then hit the Democrat with this: “As to my Democratic colleagues’ refusal to attend the markup, that is a choice they are making. I believe it does a disservice to Judge Barrett who deserves a vote, up or down.”