Currents News Staff
President Joe Biden used his State of the Union address to plug his historic U.S. Supreme Court nominee: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. She will have a chance to speak for herself when she meets with four top senators today. The two Republicans might need some persuading.
“I’m troubled by the combination of this slim appellate record and the intensity of Judge Jackson’s far left dark money fan club,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The two Democrats Jackson is meeting are already voicing their support.
“She has issued 500 separate legal opinions,” said Judiciary Committee Chair Sen. Dick Durbin. “Her record is pretty well known, enough so that we confirmed her for the second DC Circuit Court just a few months ago.”
Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schume voiced his support.
“In choosing Judge Jackson, President Biden has hit a home run,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer.
The White House says Jackson will talk with any other senators who’d like to meet her. Mitt Romney is taking her up on that offer.
“Like anyone nominated by the president of the United States, she deserves a very careful look, a very deep dive,” said Sen. Mitt Romney.
Senator Lindsay Graham says he might not meet with Jackson. He calls her “the preferred candidate of the radical left.” Judge Jackson has to win over at least 50 U.S. senators to be confirmed. If she can, the nation’s first black woman on the U.S. Supreme Court might be attending next year’s State of the Union speech.