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[BREAKING] Two More GOP Senators Voice Support For Ketanji Brown Jackson, Clinching Votes Needed For Confirmation

[BREAKING] Two More GOP Senators Voice Support For Ketanji Brown Jackson, Clinching Votes Needed For Confirmation

Not long after the deadlocked Senate Judiciary Committee’s 11-11 vote was announced, two more Republican Senators have now joined with Susan Collins of Maine to voice their support for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, providing her with the votes she needs to be confirmed as the first Black Supreme Court Justice.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah have both publicly announced they will vote for Judge Jackson’s confirmation once the vote reaches the Senate floor.

Sen. Romney tweeted his announcement early Monday evening. Romney said, “While I do not expect to agree with every decision she may make on the Court, I believe that she more than meets the standard of excellence and integrity.”

Sen. Murkowski released a statement praising Judge Jackson, saying it was their meetings that informed her decision. “After multiple in-depth conversations with Judge Jackson and deliberative review of her record and recent hearings, I will support her historic nomination to be an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court,” Murkowski said in the statement.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he will “set in motion” the process that will lead to a final Senate vote later this week to confirm Jackson, a federal appellate court judge, to the lifetime post.

With the additional Republican support, Judge Jackson’s confirmation should be set by the end of the week.

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