- Editor’s note: This IS an historic day when three Republican senators said they will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, “bolstering bipartisan support for the first Black woman to be nominated for the court,” on the 54th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.
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“President Joe Biden’s nominee is still on track to be confirmed this week as the first Black woman on the high court.”
“Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney say they will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s “historic nomination” to the Supreme Court, bolstering bipartisan support for the first Black woman to be nominated for the court.
“Murkowski, from Alaska, announced her decision Monday evening ahead of a procedural Senate vote to advance the nomination.
“Romney, from Utah, said in a statement posted to social media that while he does not expect to agree with every one of Jackson’s decisions, “I believe she more than meets the standard of excellence and integrity.”
“Murkowski and Romney join Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine who has also said she will support Jackson.
“Jackson, a federal appellate court judge, was nominated by President Joe Biden to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer.” Read more
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