The Senate cleared a key procedural hurdle Sunday for Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination, bringing the 48-year-old judge one step closer to confirmation to the Supreme Court.

In a 51-48 vote, the Senate voted to move forward with 30 hours of debate on Barrett’s nomination, setting up a final confirmation vote for Monday evening, just eight days before the Nov. 3 election. The Senate is expected to remain in session overnight into Monday.

Throughout the weekend, Senate Democrats highlighted the skyrocketing Covid-19 cases in the U.S., arguing that GOP leaders were prioritizing Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation over a stimulus package — even though negotiations over a bipartisan relief proposal have remained stalled for months.

Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) joined all Democrats in voting against the procedural step. Both senators opposed confirming Barrett before the election, but only Collins has said she will vote against Barrett’s final confirmation.

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