WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Senate voted 52-48 to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the next Supreme Court Justice Monday night.
However, Maine’s junior senator did not vote in favor of Barrett’s confirmation.
Not only does Senator Angus King say Barrett is the wrong person for the job, he says the process is flawed.
King says a Supreme Court nomination should not be brought to the senate so close to a presidential election.
“The process stinks. This is the first time in American history that there has a been a vacancy between July 1 of an election year and the election where the president and the senate have moved forward with a nomination,” the Independent Maine senator said.
Barrett will replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
King says he believes Barrett will vote to rule the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, causing 150,000 Mainers to lose health insurance coverage.
Maine Sen. Susan Collins also voted against the nomination Monday night.