"Today, Monday October 26, 2020, will go down as one of the darkest days in the 231-year history of the United States Senate," Senate Minority Leader Schumer says, ahead of expected vote to confirm judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
"It is the job of a judge to resist her policy preferences," Amy Coney Barrett says after being confirmed to Supreme Court. "This separation of duty from political preference is what makes the judiciary distinct among the three branches of government."
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: "Our Democratic colleagues keep repeating the word illegitimate as if repetition would make it true." "We're a constitutional republic. Legitimacy does not flow from their feelings."
Mitch McConnell on decades of battles over judicial nominees: "I understand my Democratic friends seem to be terribly persuaded by their version of all of this. All I can tell you is I was there, I know what happened, and my version is totally accurate."