Results: Senate Votes on Supreme Court Nom
The Senate voted to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, making her the first black woman to do so.
“In the 233-year history of the Supreme Court, never — never — has a Black woman held the title of ‘justice.’ Ketanji Brown Jackson will be the first, and I believe the first of more to come,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said.
Senators voted 53-47 to confirm Jackson. Three Senate Republicans broke party lines to vote in favor of Jackson’s confirmation– Sens. Susan Collins (ME), Lisa Murkowski (AK), and Mitt Romney (UT).
Jackson faced scrutiny during her confirmation hearing over lenient sentencing in child pornography cases and her work associated with the Guantánamo Bay detention facility.
“I see hallmarks of judicial activism in Judge Jackson’s record and will vote ‘no,’” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-K.Y.) said ahead of the vote.
“We’re about to have a new Justice whose fan club has openly attacked the rule of law. So Judge Jackson will quickly face a fork in the road. One approach to her new job would delight the far left. A different approach would honor the separation of powers and the Constitution.”