Republican sensitivities Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) announced Monday that they would vote to confirm President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson.
The senators’ announcements came just hours after the Senate Judiciary Committee was tied by partisan lines, 11-11, to advance Jackson’s nomination. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) moved to offload Jackson’s nomination to the full Senate after the deadlocked vote.
Murkowski cited Jackson’s “demeanor and temperament” as reasons why she would vote to confirm her. “After several in-depth conversations with Justice Jackson and a deliberative review of her case and recent hearings, I will support her historic nomination as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States,” Murkowski said. noted.
Murkowski voted against confirming Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in 2018.
Full statement from Lisa Murkowski on why she will be voting for Ketanji Brown Jackson. She is now the second Republican to support her for SCOTUS, after Susan Collins. pic.twitter.com/1e2qQGn62Z
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) April 4, 2022
“My support rests on the credentials of Judge Jackson, which no one questions; its demonstrated judicial independence; his behavior and temperament; and the important perspective she would bring to the court as a replacement for Judge Breyer,” she said. added.
Murkowski also denounced the “corrosive politicization of the Supreme Court nominee review process” in his statement.
“It also rests on my rejection of the corrosive politicization of the Supreme Court nominee vetting process, which on both sides of the aisle grows worse and detached from reality with each passing year,” he said. Murkowski said. noted.
Much of Jackson’s confirmation hearings have been devoted to his lenient pedophile sentencing record after Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) repeatedly revealed that Jackson handed down sentences significantly lower than those demanded by the federal directives and federal prosecutors.
Murkowski noted that she “did not agree with all of Judge Jackson’s rulings and opinions,” but called her approach to the cases “carefully considered” and “generally well-reasoned.”
“I will be supporting the motion to overturn Judge Jackson’s nomination later tonight and his confirmation later this week,” Murkowski said. concluded.
Senator Romney called Jackson “a qualified jurist and a person of honor” in a statement confirming his support for Biden’s nominee.
I intend to vote in favor of confirming Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. My statement: pic.twitter.com/uGaxx8sJn5
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) April 4, 2022
“After reviewing the record and Judge Jackson’s testimony, I have concluded that she is a qualified jurist and a person of honor,” Romney said. noted. “While I don’t expect to agree with every decision she may make on the Court, I believe she largely meets the standards of excellence and integrity.”
“I congratulate Judge Jackson on her long-awaited confirmation and look forward to her continuing to serve our nation,” he said. concluded.
In addition to the senses. Romney and Murkowski, Republican Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) announced she would vote to confirm Jackson last week.
Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.