Quotes on the nomination of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court:

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: “For too long our government, our courts, have not looked like America. I believe it is time that we have a court that reflects all the talents and greatness of our nation with a candidate with extraordinary qualifications, and that we inspire all young people to believe that they will one day be able to serve their country to the fullest high level.”

SUPREME COURT NOMINEE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON: “As I have pursued this professional path, and if I am fortunate enough to be confirmed as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, I can only hope that my life and career, my love of this country and the Constitution, and my commitment to upholding the rule of law and the sacred principles upon which this great nation was founded, will inspire future generations of Americans.

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER, DN.Y. “With her exceptional qualifications and her record of impartiality, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will be a judge who upholds the Constitution and protects the rights of all Americans, including the voiceless and most vulnerable. She is a real civil servant and a model lawyer.”

SENATE JUDICIAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN DICK DURBIN, D-Ill. Circuit less than a year ago with bipartisan support. We will immediately begin to move forward with her appointment with the careful, fair and professional approach to which she and America are entitled.

REPUBLICAN SENATE LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL, R-Ky. “The Senate must conduct a rigorous and comprehensive review of Judge Jackson’s nomination, as befits a lifetime appointment to our highest court. This is especially crucial as American families face major crises directly related to our legal system, such as skyrocketing violent crime and the opening of borders.

IOWA SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY, Top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Panel: “Our review will be as fair and respectful as it is thorough and comprehensive. This is what this process demands and what the American people expect…I look forward to meeting Judge Jackson face to face on Capitol Hill in the coming days.

FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: “Judge Jackson has already inspired young black women like my daughters to aim higher, and her confirmation will help them believe they can be anything they want to be.”

WEST VIRGINIA SEN. JOE MANCHIN, a moderate Democrat: “Just as I have done with previous Supreme Court nominees, I will assess Justice Jackson’s record, legal qualifications and judicial philosophy to serve on the highest court in the land. I look forward to meeting with Judge Jackson before determining whether to consent. »

MAINE SENATOR. SUSAN COLLINS, a moderate Republican who voted to confirm Jackson to the appeals court last year: “”Ketanji Brown Jackson is an experienced federal judge with impressive academic and legal credentials. I will thoroughly vet Justice Jackson’s nomination and look forward to her public hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee and meeting with her in my office.

ALASKA SEN. LISA MURKOWSKI, a Republican who also voted to confirm Jackson to the appeals court: “I have been clear that voting previously to confirm an individual to a lower court does not indicate how I will vote for a judge in the Supreme Court. I pledge to do my due diligence before making a final decision on this nominee. Being confirmed to the Supreme Court – the highest court in the land, and a lifetime appointment – is an incredibly high bar to to reach.

MISSOURI SENATOR. Judicial Panel GOP member JOSH HAWLEY. I will carefully review Judge Jackson’s case from top to bottom and look forward to speaking with her.

TENNESSEE SENATOR. MARSHA BLACKBURN, also a Republican member of the Judiciary Committee: ”President Biden’s announcement just days after a large scale unprovoked invasion by Russia is grossly inappropriate…However, I cannot hold the president’s failure Biden to lead our nation against his candidate. I plan to meet the President’s nominee in person and thoroughly review her case to determine if she is a person of high character.

SEN. CORY BOOKER, DN.J. “This is a Jackie Robinson moment for our nation…I am deeply moved by this; my heart aches with joy.”

SOUTH CAROLINA REP. JIM CLYBURN, who pushed Biden to nominate a black woman during the 2020 campaign and then pushed for another candidate, Judge J. Michelle Childs: ‘It’s a glass ceiling that’s taken way too long to break, and I commend President Biden for picking up a sledgehammer. I congratulate Judge Jackson and offer my full support through the confirmation process and beyond.”

PAUL RYAN, the former House GOP chairman who is related to Jackson by marriage: “Janna and I are incredibly happy for Ketanji and his entire family. Our policy may differ, but my praise for Ketanji’s intellect, character, and integrity is unequivocal.

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