Two More Senate Republicans Jump Ship

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

( – Late last night, angering Republicans across the country and in their home states, two more Republican Senators jumped ship from the party and made it clear they will vote later this week to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court.

Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Mitt Romney of Utah will join Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and all Democrats in the United States Senate in a historic vote that will confirm the first Black woman to the highest court in the United States of America.

As the Washington Post framed what is taking place:

“The Senate put Ketanji Brown Jackson on a clear track to be confirmed later this week as the Supreme Court’s 116th justice — and its first Black woman — after three Republicans joined Democrats to advance her nomination in a Monday vote.

“Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Mitt Romney of Utah become the second and third Republicans to announce support for Jackson, joining Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, who publicly backed the judge last month.

“…[T]he late-breaking support of the two GOP senators represented a minor triumph for President Biden and congressional Democrats who were eager to put a bipartisan stamp of approval on a nominee whom many Republicans had eagerly painted as a soft-on-crime leftist radical.”

Barring unforeseeable circumstances, the Senate will confirm Jackson later this week before the Senate takes its Easter break.

What is your opinion about the Republican Senators who broke party lines and crossed over to vote for Jackson? Do you support or oppose their decision? Why or why not? Please email [email protected] with your thoughts. Thank you.