(NBC News) - The U.S. Senate is set for a vote that will likely confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Republicans rushed the confirmation to seat Barrett ahead of a critical challenge to the Affordable Care Act.
She could help cement a conservative majority on the court for years to come and play a key role in rulings ranging from abortion, and gun laws to LGBTQ rights.
Only one Republican, Susan Collins of Maine, has announced a vote against Barrett.
Not one Democrat has expressed support for the nomination.
Instead, they're venting anger about the fast-track process.
"They may have the votes to put this through, but they don't have the American people and history on their side," Senator Richard Blumenthal said.
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