It’s official: the Senate has confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, fulfilling Joe Biden’s campaign trail promise to appoint a Black woman to the court.
“The vote was bipartisan, 53-47, with Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Mitt Romney of Utah voting for Jackson,” Fox News reports. “The Republican senators previously announced their support for the history-making confirmation saying she is well-qualified. Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the confirmation vote Thursday afternoon.”
“The back of the Senate chamber was filled with House members from the Congressional Black Caucus who arrived to mark the historic day. With Harris presiding, First gentleman Doug Emhoff watched the vote in the visitor gallery looking down at the proceedings. Huge applause broke out throughout the chamber after the final tally was gaveled in, including a standing ovation and multiple embraces between Democrats,” the report added.
“Seeing Judge Jackson ascend to the Supreme Court reflects the promise of progress on which our democracy rests,” said Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA). “What a great day it is in America today.”
“Based on her record, I believe she will prove to be the furthest left of any justice to have ever served on the Supreme Court,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said.
Dems and GOP not exactly seeing eye-to-eye on this one.
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