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The Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court by Eric McDaniel

Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to US Supreme Court

The Senate floor erupted in applause after Vice President Harris announced Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation. She will become the first Black woman to serve on the court. Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum provide reactions.

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. 

“This is one of the great moments of American history,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said before the vote. “Today we are taking a giant, bold and important step on the well-trodden path to fulfilling our country’s founding promise. This is a great moment for Judge Jackson but it is an even greater moment for America as we rise to a more perfect union.”

President Biden called the vote a “historic moment” for the nation.

“We’ve taken another step toward making our highest court reflect the diversity of America,” Biden posted on Twitter with an image of him taking a selfie with Jackson. To read more go to the link below:

https://www.npr.org/2022/04/07/1090973786/ketanji-brown-jackson-first-black-woman-supreme-court

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