Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will soon be Justice Jackson, the first Black woman to sit on the U.S Supreme Court.
The Senate Thursday afternoon voted 53-47 in a nearly entirely party-line yet historic vote. Three Republicans crossed the aisle to vote for Jackson.
And there it is. Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is officially a member of SCOTUS.pic.twitter.com/CY1xiaagyf— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1649355578
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) delayed the final results, being the last to vote and delaying the proceedings by several minutes.
Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the Senate for the vote.
The first Black woman vice president, \u2066@VP\u2069 \u2066@KamalaHarris\u2069 presides over the vote confirming Judge #KetanjiBrownJackson to the Supreme Court. What a moment in Black history and American history! pic.twitter.com/mU4T7PeVlm— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid \ud83d\ude37 (@Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid \ud83d\ude37) 1649354211
President Joe Biden sat with Judge Jackson watching the proceedings from the White House in Roosevelt Room.
Jackson will take the oath of office after Justice Stephen Breyer retires in June.
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