The United States Senate made history when it confirmed the country’s first black female Supreme Court judge.
Three Republican Senators joined all Democrats in supporting Ketanji Brown-Jackson’s appointment a majority of 53 to 47, with all remaining GOP senators voting no.
The vote completes the process of confirming the 51-year-old, who will replace Justice Stephen Breyer, who is due to step down at the end of the court’s summer session.
The vote went as expected, with Republicans Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney and Susan Collins joining the Democratic majority to confirm the 116th justice of the nation’s highest court.
Brown-Jackson will become the first black female judge in the court’s 233-year history and only the fifth woman.
In the following video, US Congressman John Leboutillier sheds light on Judge Ketanji Brown-Jackson’s experience as a public defender:
Her successful confirmation is seen as a victory for President Joe Biden, who promised to nominate a black woman in court when he ran for office in 2020.
He said Brown-Jackson would bring exceptional qualifications, deep experience, intellect and a rigorous court record to the Supreme Court.
First Black Woman Ketanji Brown-Jackson Joins US Supreme Court – SABC News
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