In response to the bipartisan Senate confirmation of soon-to-be Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, MoveOn Executive Director Rahna Epting issued the following statement:
“Ketanji Brown Jackson is an eminently qualified jurist with a remarkable record who was phenomenal during her confirmation hearing, and I am so excited to soon be referring to her as ‘Justice Jackson. ’
“President Biden’s nomination associated with Ketanji Brown Jackson for the Supreme Court was a historic moment for our country and the ongoing fight to ensure that justice is equal under the law. We have gone more than 230 years without a Black woman on the Supreme Court, a glaring omission that has finally been righted with today’s bipartisan Senate vote.
“Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, her hearing was also an ugly cesspool of attacks rooted in MAGA conspiracy theories from the right. This is one of the many reasons why it will require more than one nominee to rebalance the Supreme Courtroom, which has been hijacked by right-wing power grabs creating a conservative majority poised to issue sweeping rulings against our rights and liberties as Americans. ”
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