The Senate voted on Monday to move Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination to the floor for a final vote, clearing a procedural obstacle after the Judiciary Committee failed to advance her candidacy earlier in the day.
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination was forced out of the Judiciary Committee by a vote of 53-47, putting the liberal judge on pace for ultimate confirmation by the end of the week.
By a bipartisan vote of 53-47, the Senate has forced the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson out of the Judiciary Committee — putting the judge on track for final confirmation by week’s end. https://t.co/ehkqNm0pll
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Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, Utah’s Mitt Romney, and Maine’s Susan Collins sided with Democrats. When it comes time to vote on final confirmation, all three so-called “Republicans” will back Jackson.
“I will support Judge Jackson’s historic nomination to be an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court after many in-depth talks with her and careful consideration of her record and recent hearings,” Murkowski said in a statement.
Their statements came only hours after the Senate Judiciary Committee, as expected, deadlocked 11-11 on whether to move Jackson’s nomination to the full Senate on Monday.