KETANJI CONFIRMED: Senate Confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to the SCOTUS

The Senate has officially confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, making her the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court. The vote was bipartisan: 53-47.

“Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Mitt Romney of Utah [voted] for Jackson. 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,” Fox News reports.

President Joe Biden, who promised to appoint a Black woman to the Supreme Court while on the campaign trail, shared the moment on Twitter:

“Judge Jackson’s confirmation was a historic moment for our nation. We’ve taken another step toward making our highest court reflect the diversity of America. She will be an incredible Justice, and I was honored to share this moment with her.”

“Today the far left will get the Supreme Court justice they wanted,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said ahead of the vote. 

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that based on Jackson’s record, “I believe she will prove to be the furthest left of any justice to have ever served on the Supreme Court.”