Judiciary Courts Subcommittee Chairman hails historic Biden pick as ‘thoroughly qualified,’ calls for good-faith consideration by Senate Republicans
Washington, DC – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, and Federal Rights, released the following statement on the nomination of D.C. Circuit Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court upon the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer:
“Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is a thoroughly qualified nominee. She will bring to the Court a wealth of experience, a sharp legal mind, and a firm commitment to equal protection under law. I look forward to considering her nomination in the Judiciary Committee in the weeks ahead.
“I hope my colleagues across the aisle consider Judge Jackson in good faith, as our Founders envisioned when entrusting the Senate with the responsibility to provide advice and consent. Even before this nominee was named, the right-wing donors who packed the Court under President Trump sought to disparage Justice Breyer’s replacement, alleging the same dark-money scheme that they, themselves, hatched and executed. I urge my Republican colleagues not to give in to those false attacks, and to perform their constitutional duty faithfully.”