She’s gonna get the job as the next US Supreme Court judge making her the first Black woman to sit on the nations highest court…..
And I bet she gets some Republican senator’s vote when this is all finished….
The Senate Judicial Committee votes to advance her to the full Senate vote April 1st….
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is on a relatively smooth path to becoming the first Black woman on the Supreme Court after three days of Senate confirmation hearings that have run the gamut in tone, from tense to rowdy to emotionally supportive.
At the moment, Democrats expect Jackson to receive full support from their 50-member caucus — and that’s enough to get her confirmed. The biggest question, now, appears to be whether her final confirmation vote will be bipartisan.
While the White House and Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) are hoping for GOP backing, the vast majority of Senate Republicans are expected to oppose her nomination to the high court.
“I think it’s south of three” Republicans likely to support Jackson, said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas). “That’s what happened in her court of appeals hearing. She seems like a very nice lady, and certainly well-accomplished, but I don’t think anybody is under any illusion about how she’s going to line up on the court.”
Indeed, Jackson got three Republican votes last year when she was confirmed to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. One of those Republicans is heavily hinting he will oppose Jackson’s nomination, while the other two have yet to announce a decision…
image…Dr. Patrick Jackson and daughter Leila Jackson, share a glance as Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, left, testifies during her confirmation hearing on March 23. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)