(DCWatchdog.com) – HAPPENING NOW: In a move that all but guarantees that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will soon be United States Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat and frequent ally of Republicans, just announced that he would vote to confirm the lifetime appointment of Jackson to the highest court in the land.
As The Washington Times notes:
“The most moderate Democrat in the Senate announced Friday he would be supporting President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation.
“West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin III announced on Twitter [you can see the tweet further down this post] he will vote for the judge, saying he’s studied her record and testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.
“‘Judge Jackson’s record and career are exemplary,’ he said.
“The announcement signals Democrats will be able to confirm the judge by the chamber’s Easter recess, which begins April 8, as they had planned.” [emphasis added]
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After meeting with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, considering her record, and closely monitoring her testimony and questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, I have determined I intend to vote for her nomination to serve on the Supreme Court. My full statement: pic.twitter.com/SUgwuBtHup
— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) March 25, 2022