(DCWatchdog.com) – BREAKING NOW: Just moments ago, United States Senator Susan Collins, a Republican representing Maine, announced that she will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court.
According to National Review, “After holding a second personal meeting with Jackson on Tuesday afternoon, Collins told the New York Times she had decided to support President Biden’s nominee, saying Jackson had alleviated some of her concerns that arose during last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings. Collins, who often remains a swing vote on Supreme Court nominees, said she felt reassured that Jackson would not be ‘bending the law to meet a personal preference,’ according to the report.”
With Collins in the “Yea” column, when the full Senate takes the vote, it is all but assured that Judge Jackson will be elevated to Justice Jackson.
Jackson will replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer.
The ideological makeup of the Supreme Court will not shift dramatically as Supreme Court scholars consider both Breyer and Jackson as being on the left side of the political spectrum when it comes to their beliefs and interpretation of the United States Constitution.
This is a breaking news report from DC Watchdog.