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The Senate has voted 53 to 47 to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the 116th Supreme Court justice. When sworn in this summer, Jackson will be the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s high court.
All 50 Senate Democrats, including the two independents who caucus with them, voted for Jackson’s confirmation. They were joined by three Republicans: Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah, Susan Collins of Maine, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
Harkening back to another era, Mitt Romney summed up his support for Brown Jackson by stating that he believes she is “a well qualified jurist”:
I intend to vote in support of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. My statement: pic.twitter.com/uGaxx8sJn5
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) April 4, 2022
Romney, clapping, sticks around for the long applause for Jackson pic.twitter.com/uPyhZwg8lr
— Christopher Cadelago (@ccadelago) April 7, 2022
Congratulations to Ms. Brown Jackson.