Following Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell meeting with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Republican senator of Kentucky said there is “no question” that she is qualified enough to be a Supreme Court justice.
McConnell was also complimentary of President Joe Biden’s choice for the highest court in the country during an appearance on “The Guy Benson Show,” a radio program.
“I think she’s intelligent, very likely progressive. The Senate Republican minority intends to treat the nominee respectfully,” McConnell commented.
“I’m not at all interested, for example, in what someone may have written in her high school yearbook,” the senator added, referencing the questioning to which now-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was subjected during his confirmation hearings. Kavanaugh had been selected by former President Donald Trump.
Jackson has been nominated by President Biden to replace the Supreme Court vacancy that will be left open when Justice Stephen Breyer retires. Biden, in selecting Jackson, is following through on his promise to name a black woman to the Supreme Court upon taking office.
Currently, Jackson serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and she previously clerked for Breyer. She would make history as the first Black woman on the high court if her nomination is confirmed.
While introducing herself to the country during a White House event last week, Jackson described herself as “truly humbled,” and she expressed her love for the United States and the Constitution; she attributed her faith in God for her blessings.
“If I’m fortunate enough to be confirmed as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States,” she said, “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 is founded, will inspire future generations of Americans.”
ARTICLE: ELIZABETH HERTZBERG
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