Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court
Ketanji Brown Jackson, image via Wikimedia Commons.

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.

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.

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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