New Delhi: In a big victory for Donald Trump a week before the presidential election 2020, the US Senate has confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The vote was 52-48 along largely partisan lines with no Democrats voted to confirm Barrett. Only one Republican, Senator Susan Collins, who faces a tough re-election battle in Maine, voted against the president’s nominee in Monday evening’s vote.Also Read - Both Sides Planning For New State-By-State Abortion Fight

“This is a momentous day for America, for the United States Constitution, and for the fair and impartial rule of law. Justice Amy Coney Barrett is one of our Nation’s most brilliant legal scholars, and she will make an outstanding justice on the highest court in our land”, said President Trump after Barrett took the oath of office at the White House on Monday night. Also Read - Abortion Rights at Stake in Historic Supreme Court Arguments

The event took place on the south lawn of the executive mansion, a month after a similar event to unveil Justice Barrett as the president’s nominee was linked to a COVID-19 outbreak that was followed by the president himself testing positive for the disease. Also Read - Supreme Court Set to Take Up All-Or-Nothing Abortion Fight

Judge Barrett is the third justice appointed by the Republican president, after Neil Gorsuch in 2017 and Brett Kavanaugh in 2018. The 48-year-old’s appointment seals for the foreseeable future a 6-3 conservative majority on the top US judicial body.