Sens. Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski have introduced that they’ll be part of Sen. Susan Collins as Republican votes to verify Biden SCOTUS nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Sen. Romney made his announcement through an announcement on Twitter:

Romney referred to as Jackson a well-qualified jurist and an individual of honor. He additionally stated that she greater than meets the requirements for excellence and integrity for a Supreme Courtroom nominee.

Sen. Murkowski (R-AK) said in a statement:

After a number of in-depth conversations with Choose Jackson and deliberative evaluate of her file and up to date hearings, I’ll assist her historic nomination to be an Affiliate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Courtroom.

My assist rests on Choose Jackson’s {qualifications}, which nobody questions; her demonstrated judicial independence; her demeanor and temperament; and the vital perspective she would deliver to the court docket as a substitute for Justice Breyer. She clerked for Justice Breyer earlier than working within the personal sector and as a federal public defender, after which serving as Vice Chair of the U.S. Sentencing Fee, a district court docket choose, and now an appeals court docket choose. She is going to deliver to the Supreme Courtroom a spread of expertise from the courtroom that few can match given her background in litigation.  

I additionally rests on my rejection of the corrosive politicization of the evaluate course of for Supreme Courtroom nominees, which, on either side of the aisle, is rising worse and extra indifferent from actuality by the yr. Whereas I’ve not and won’t agree with all of Choose Jackson’s selections and opinions, her method to circumstances is rigorously thought of and is mostly well-reasoned. She answered satisfactorily to my questions on issues just like the Chevron doctrine, the Second Modification, landmark Alaska legal guidelines, and Alaska Native points. The assist she has acquired from legislation enforcement companies across the nation is critical and demonstrates the choose is one who brings stability to her selections.

I’ll assist the movement to discharge Choose Jackson’s nomination later tonight, and her affirmation later this week.

Choose Jackson will get extra confirmations than each of Trump’s final two Supreme Courtroom nominees. Barrett obtained 52 affirmation votes, and Kavanaugh obtained 50.

Jackson will get at the least 53 votes. Her confirmation will be bipartisan, because the efforts of some Senate Republicans to color Biden’s nominee as a radical extremist has flopped.


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