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Trump plans 2nd White House event for Barrett as Senate takes up nomination

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told reporters the event planned for Monday evening likely would be held outdoors.

Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters

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The White House on Monday planned to celebrate the Republican Senate's expected confirmation of President Donald Trump's conservative nominee Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, a month after a similar event was linked to a Covid-19 outbreak that infected the President, among others.

While Democrats have fiercely opposed Barrett's nomination, Republicans hold a 53-47 Senate majority and her confirmation to a lifetime post on the court seems assured. Trump pressed the Senate to confirm Barrett before the November 3 election, which would create a 6-3 conservative majority on the top US judicial body.

Barrett, a federal appeals court judge, is Trump's

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First Published: Oct 26 2020 | 9:55 PM IST

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