Evaluation | The place senators stand on confirming Ketanji Brown Jackson

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The Senate Judiciary Committee concluded its public affirmation hearings for the nomination of Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Courtroom on Thursday.

Jackson’s nomination will probably be thought-about at a committee markup listening to on Monday, which is able to probably be adopted by a committee vote on her nomination on April 4.

If Jackson’s nomination is superior out of committee, the complete Senate may vote on her nomination earlier than the Easter recess, which is ready to start on April 8. This may imply that the affirmation course of would take 43 days or fewer.

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Jackson, whom President Biden nominated final month to fill the upcoming Supreme Courtroom emptiness, would change retiring Justice Stephen G. Breyer if confirmed.

Many Democrats have already expressed their assist for Jackson, and the Senate led by Democrats can affirm her and not using a single Republican vote as a result of easy majority threshold for Supreme Courtroom nominations within the higher chamber.

When Jackson was confirmed to a federal appeals courtroom final yr, she acquired three Republican votes from Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska).

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Beneath is the latest place that every senator has taken on Jackson’s nomination. In every case, The Repair is counting on the latest feedback or votes by the senators to categorize their place. These statements, together with the classes every senator lands in, will probably be up to date when relevant.

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Joe Manchin III DW.Va.

“After assembly with Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson, contemplating her report, and intently monitoring her testimony and questioning earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, I’ve decided I intend to vote for her nomination to serve on the Supreme Courtroom,” Manchin stated on March 25. Learn extra »

Tammy Baldwin DWis.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson is extraordinarily effectively certified, with sturdy expertise on the federal bench and a confirmed dedication to the rule of regulation. The Supreme Courtroom makes choices which have a profound impact on the lives of all People and President Biden’s nomination of Decide Jackson is historic and deeply inspiring,” Baldwin stated in an announcement on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Michael F. Bennet DColo.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson is a powerful and historic selection,” Bennet stated in an announcement on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Richard Blumenthal DConn.

“I used to be so deeply impressed by Decide Jackson—not simply her mind & experience as a choose & lawyer, however her depth & heat as a human being. She understands the actual world affect of judicial choices on folks & will convey that perspective to the Supreme Courtroom,” Blumenthal stated on March 8. Learn extra »

Cory Booker DN.J.

“I’m deeply grateful to President Biden for conducting a rigorous and thorough course of to find out his first Supreme Courtroom nominee. He clearly discovered the most effective individual for the job,” Booker stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Sherrod Brown DOhio

“Ketanji Brown Jackson has the expertise, the character, and the dedication to justice wanted to be a wonderful Supreme Courtroom Justice,” Brown stated in an announcement on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Benjamin L. Cardin DMd.

“It’s long gone time for the Supreme Courtroom to seat a extremely certified Black feminine lawyer as a member, as we attempt to supply equal justice below regulation to all People. I sit up for her full and honest affirmation course of in the US Senate,” Cardin stated in an announcement on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Thomas R. Carper DDel.

“I’m assured that Decide Jackson would serve our nation with distinction on the Supreme Courtroom of the US, a lot as she’s already completed serving on different courts on this nation. I sit up for supporting her nomination on the Senate flooring within the coming weeks, and I’m hopeful {that a} bipartisan majority of my colleagues will be a part of me in doing so,” Carper stated in an announcement on March 15. Learn extra »

Robert P. Casey Jr. DPa.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson has spent her profession combating for a extra equitable and simply America and can carry that imaginative and prescient on the Supreme Courtroom. She involves this place with a breadth of expertise and an unwavering dedication to the regulation. I’m honored to assist her nomination,” Casey sadi in an announcement on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Christopher A. Coons DDel.

“President Biden has made a wonderful selection together with his nomination of Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Courtroom. She is an historic decide with an excellent report of service – together with her service on the D.C. Courtroom of Appeals, the D.C. District Courtroom, and her work as an assistant federal public defender – that makes her as certified as any Supreme Courtroom nominee in latest reminiscence. In his many years on the Courtroom, Justice Breyer has not solely introduced a eager authorized thoughts however a capability to interact and persuade his colleagues in ways in which constructed majorities that might ship lasting opinions. With this selection, I’m optimistic President Biden has chosen somebody who will be capable of serve that very same function on the Courtroom. President Biden has completed his job, and now it’s time for the Senate to do ours. I’ve been studying into Decide Jackson’s report and previous choices, and I sit up for assembly together with her quickly and dealing with my colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee to make sure a clean, swift affirmation course of,” Coons stated on Feb. 25.

Tammy Duckworth DSick.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson is likely one of the most spectacular people nominated to serve on the Supreme Courtroom in our nation’s historical past and if confirmed, she is going to convey an vital perspective that has been ignored for much too lengthy,” Duckworth stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Richard J. Durbin DSick.

“From a powerful checklist of potential candidates, President Biden has chosen a unprecedented nominee in D.C. Circuit Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson. To be the primary to make historical past in our nation it is advisable have an distinctive life story. Decide Jackson’s achievements are well-known to the Senate Judiciary Committee as we accredited her to the D.C. Circuit lower than a yr in the past with bipartisan assist. We’ll start instantly to maneuver ahead on her nomination with the cautious, honest, {and professional} method she and America are entitled to,” Durbin stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Dianne Feinstein DCalif.

“I loved my dialogue with Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson in the present day. She is a exceptional nominee and can make a really sturdy Supreme Courtroom justice,” Feinstein stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Kirsten Gillibrand DN.Y.

“After 232 years, Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson could possibly be the very first Black lady to serve on the U.S. Supreme Courtroom. It is time to make historical past,” Gillibrand stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Martin Heinrich DN.M.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson is extraordinarily certified, with a powerful report of being evenhanded and honest. I’m proud to assist her to be our subsequent Supreme Courtroom Justice,” Heinrich stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

John Hickenlooper DColo.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson has an completed background and breadth of expertise. I sit up for completely reviewing her report and authorized philosophy as President Biden’s Supreme Courtroom nominee,” Hickenlooper stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Mazie Hirono DHawaii

“Decide Jackson is exceptionally certified and has a confirmed report of deciding circumstances primarily based on the Structure, the regulation, and the details. I’ve little doubt that Decide Jackson will function a good and neutral jurist who will shield the rights of all People,” Hirono stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Tim Kaine DVa.

“I consider Decide Jackson is very certified and devoted to liberty and justice for all. She has a distinguished background serving as a federal public defender, an appellate courtroom choose, a district courtroom choose, and a Commissioner on the U.S. Sentencing Fee. This historic nomination would assist make the Supreme Courtroom extra reflective of our nation. I’m notably gratified on the prospect of 4 ladies justices on the Supreme Courtroom. Once I began regulation faculty, the Courtroom was all male. This nomination is a reminder that we’ve got the capability to create a more recent and higher regular every single day. As I’ve completed for all nominees, I’ll intently consider Decide Jackson’s nomination, together with reviewing her previous circumstances and revealed work and assembly together with her as a way to make an knowledgeable remaining determination. The Supreme Courtroom makes crucial choices on points that affect Virginians’ on a regular basis lives, like well being care, civil rights, and immigration. I take my obligation to supply recommendation and consent on nominations with utmost seriousness,” Kaine stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

Amy Klobuchar DMinn.

“I joined each Democrats and Republicans in supporting her three earlier nominations, and I sit up for the American folks attending to know Decide Jackson throughout her affirmation hearings. Following our assembly, I’m assured they may see that her {qualifications}, character, constancy to the Structure, and respect for the rule of regulation make her deserving of assist on each side of the aisle,” Klobuchar stated on March 3. Learn extra »

Patrick J. Leahy DVt.

“The President has completed his job, nominating a extremely certified, skilled choose for elevation to the Supreme Courtroom. The Senate should now do its job — freed from politics and political vitriol — to pretty and objectively consider this nominee. We have now a real alternative, after cautious assessment, to supply our recommendation and consent on this historic nominee. I consider Decide Jackson’s nomination is one that may unite the Senate in sending a sign to the American those that our courts mustn’t and should not be partisan arms of our authorities. I sit up for this historic affirmation course of,” Leahy stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Ben Ray Luján DN.M.

“I sit up for working with my colleagues to make sure that Decide Jackson receives a good and well timed affirmation. Decide Jackson was confirmed by the Senate with bipartisan assist 3 times, and I’m hopeful this time will probably be no completely different,” Luján stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Edward J. Markey DMass.

“I’m thrilled by President Biden’s nomination of Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson to function Affiliate Justice of the US Supreme Courtroom,” Markey stated. on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Robert Menendez DN.J.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson is an eminently certified jurist with impeccable credentials, profound integrity, and sound judgment,” Menendez stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Jeff Merkley DOre.

“Ketanji Brown Jackson has a powerful report of accomplishments and her nomination is an historic first, making certain that the very best courtroom in our land will higher replicate our nation as an entire,” Merkley stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Chris Murphy DConn.

“On first impression, Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson looks as if a revered, mainstream jurist that has gained assist from Republicans and Democrats prior to now. Trying ahead to studying extra about her because the Senate does its correct due diligence,” Murphy stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Patty Murray DWash.

“Let me simply say to everyone, I had the chance to fulfill essentially the most superb lady—I’m very excited that she’s on her strategy to the Supreme Courtroom,” Murray stated on March 14. Learn extra »

Alex Padilla DCalif.

“President Biden has made an distinctive selection together with his historic nomination of Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Courtroom,” Padilla stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Gary Peters DMich.

“The historic nomination of Decide Jackson to serve on the Supreme Courtroom is a barrier-breaking second in American historical past. Decide Jackson is a well-respected jurist whose {qualifications} and wide-ranging authorized expertise will undoubtedly serve our nation effectively. The rulings of our nation’s highest courtroom have a direct and consequential affect on the lives of Michiganders, together with ladies’s reproductive rights, employees’ rights, environmental protections and voting rights. I applaud President Biden for nominating Decide Jackson, who’s exceptionally well-qualified and sit up for a immediate affirmation course of to make sure the Supreme Courtroom additional displays the variety of America,” Peters stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

Jack Reed DR.I.

“Decide Jackson is a superb individual with a eager authorized thoughts and impeccable credentials,” Reed stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Jacky Rosen DNev.

“President Biden’s historic nomination of Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson will take the Supreme Courtroom one step nearer to representing the variety of our nation,” Rosen stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Brian Schatz DHawaii

“Decide Jackson has the authorized experience, report of equity, and in depth expertise – each skilled and private – that can make her a wonderful addition to the Supreme Courtroom,” Schatz stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Charles E. Schumer DN.Y.

“Along with her distinctive {qualifications} and report of evenhandedness, Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson will probably be a Justice who will uphold the structure and shield the rights of all People, together with the unvoiced and weak. A real public servant and mannequin jurist, Decide Jackson has demonstrated a dedication to America’s foundational ideas of freedom, equality, and the rule of regulation all through her profession. As a clerk for Justice Stephen Breyer, an assistant federal public defender, a federal district courtroom choose, and most just lately as a choose on the U.S. Courtroom of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Decide Jackson has proven brilliance, thoughtfulness, a willingness to collaborate, and a dedication to making use of the regulation impartially,” Schumer stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

Jeanne Shaheen DN.H.

“Our courts ought to appear to be and replicate our communities, and this historic nomination of the primary Black lady chosen to serve on the Supreme Courtroom is a long-overdue milestone for our nation. Jackson has earned this place in historical past by her spectacular report, and I sit up for contemplating her nomination within the Senate,” Shaheen stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Tina Smith DMinn.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson is exceptionally well-qualified to serve on the Supreme Courtroom, and her demonstrated dedication to defending the constitutional and civil rights of all People makes her an excellent selection of nominee,” Smith stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Debbie Stabenow DMich.

“At present I met with Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson. What an honor. Her in depth background and expertise in public service make her extraordinarily certified to serve. Decide Jackson will make a wonderful Supreme Courtroom Justice,” Stabenow stated on March 17. Learn extra »

Chris Van Hollen DMd.

“I do know Decide Jackson’s report effectively from her affirmation final yr, and I sit up for the Senate’s function in swiftly reviewing and confirming the historic selection of Decide Jackson – who will function each the primary Black lady on the Courtroom and the primary public defender,” Van Hollen stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Mark R. Warner DVa.

“Together with his historic collection of Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden has nominated a professional jurist with extraordinary credentials and an excellent authorized thoughts who has been repeatedly confirmed by the Senate on a bipartisan foundation. I sit up for a well timed affirmation listening to within the Senate, fulfilling our constitutional accountability in a swift method,” Warner stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

Raphael G. Warnock DGa.

“I applaud the historic nomination of Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Courtroom. It’s time the federal judiciary displays the variety of our nation,” Warnock stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Elizabeth Warren DMass.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson is an distinctive selection. As a former public defender, she is going to convey a useful perspective to the Supreme Courtroom. She’s been beforehand confirmed by the U.S. Senate on a bipartisan foundation — and I absolutely assist her swift affirmation,” Warren stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Sheldon Whitehouse DR.I.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson is a completely certified nominee. She is going to convey to the Courtroom a wealth of expertise, a pointy authorized thoughts, and a agency dedication to equal safety below regulation. I sit up for contemplating her nomination within the Judiciary Committee within the weeks forward,” Whitehouse stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Ron Wyden DOre.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson is eminently certified to serve on the Supreme Courtroom, with greater than a decade on the federal bench and distinguished service as a public defender and in non-public apply. At a time when the six Republicans on the Supreme Courtroom are re-writing the regulation to serve the pursuits of the Republican celebration, from gutting the Voting Rights Act in the midst of the night time to blocking public well being measures in a once-in-a-century pandemic, Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson will probably be an vital voice on the Courtroom,” Wyden stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

Bernie Sanders IVt.

“Let me congratulate President Biden for nominating Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Courtroom. In my opinion, we’d like a brand new member of the Supreme Courtroom who has a powerful monitor report standing up for justice – financial justice, racial justice, social justice, political justice and environmental justice. There isn’t any doubt that Decide Jackson is that individual. With almost a decade of expertise on the federal bench, Decide Jackson has confirmed that she will not be solely immensely certified to serve on the Supreme Courtroom, however that she is dedicated to equity and equal justice below the regulation. Decide Jackson has already been confirmed by the Senate 3 times on a bi-partisan foundation – twice by unanimous consent. There isn’t any motive for her to not obtain a good and expeditious listening to within the Judiciary Committee and to be confirmed by the Senate as rapidly as doable. I strongly assist her nomination,” Sanders stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

Mike Braun RInd.

Braun signaled that he would vote towards Jackson’s nomination on March 24. Learn extra »

John Cornyn RTex.

Cornyn advised reporters on March 24 that he was leaning towards voting towards Jackson’s nomination.

Ted Cruz RTex.

Cruz stated he would vote towards Jackson’s nomination on March 23. Learn extra »

Josh Hawley RMo.

Hawley leveled deceptive assaults towards Decide Jackson forward of her affirmation hearings. Learn extra »

Mike Lee RUtah

“Whereas Decide Jackson and I disagree on many factors of the regulation, and I’ve grave considerations concerning the precedent she would set as a Supreme Courtroom justice, equity and objectivity would be the guiding ideas of my analysis,” Lee stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Roger Marshall RKan.

“You possibly can mark my phrase, this would be the most radically left activist choose on the Supreme Courtroom when that is all stated and completed,” Marshall stated on March 23. Learn extra »

Mitch McConnell RKy.

“I can’t and won’t assist Decide Jackson for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Courtroom,” McConnell stated on March 24.

Rand Paul RKy.

Paul stated he was unlikely to vote for Jackson on March 23. Learn extra »

Marco Rubio RFla.

Rubio stated on March 23 that it will be “tough” for him to assist Jackson. Learn extra »

Rick Scott RFla.

“I had a superb assembly with Decide Jackson, however I’ve critical considerations together with her judicial report of being overturned & giving out straightforward sentences to intercourse offenders,” Scott stated on March 22. Learn extra »

Roger Wicker RMiss.

Wicker has signaled he’ll oppose Jackson’s nomination. Learn extra »

Maria Cantwell DWash.

Catherine Cortez Masto DNev.

“Senator Cortez Masto was impressed with Decide Jackson throughout her affirmation listening to. She is going to proceed to totally assessment Decide Jackson’s report forward of their assembly subsequent week,” a spokesperson for Cortez Masto advised The Publish on March 24.

Maggie Hassan DN.H.

“One of the vital vital duties of the Senate is the affirmation of Supreme Courtroom Justices. Decide Jackson is an completed jurist, and I sit up for completely reviewing her report, her judicial philosophy, and her dedication to defending the rights of all People, together with upholding the constitutionally protected rights of girls. Throughout this time in our nation’s historical past, a powerful and impartial judiciary is extra vital than ever, and I’ll method the assessment of Decide Jackson with the seriousness and thoughtfulness that it deserves,” Hassan stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Mark Kelly DAriz.

“Congratulations to Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson on her historic SCOTUS nomination. Contemplating nominees for lifetime appointments is a constitutional obligation I take severely. I sit up for assembly together with her to debate her {qualifications} and dedication to uphold the Structure,” Kelly stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Jon Ossoff DGa.

“I sit up for assembly with Decide Jackson quickly and seeing her earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee, the place I’ll carry out my Constitutional duties of recommendation and consent with diligence and care,” Ossoff stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Kyrsten Sinema DAriz.

“As I promised Arizonans, I’m rigorously contemplating Decide Jackson’s nomination. At present, we had a really productive assembly and I welcomed listening to straight her perception within the significance of an impartial judiciary, her judicial philosophy, and her method to precedent. I sit up for watching her nomination hearings forward of a Senate vote,” Sinema stated on March 10. Learn extra »

Jon Tester DMont.

“I sit up for assembly with Decide Jackson to debate her expertise and {qualifications}. Vetting nominees to the Supreme Courtroom is likely one of the most vital duties I’ve as a Senator, and as a way to earn my vote, any nominee might want to exhibit that they may serve on the Courtroom impartially, uphold the rule of regulation, and defend Montanans’ constitutional rights,” Tester stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Angus King IMaine

“I congratulate Decide Jackson on her historic nomination. I take my Constitutional obligation of recommendation and consent on Supreme Courtroom nominations very severely, and can give her the identical thorough consideration I’ve given each different Supreme Courtroom nominee put earlier than me,” King stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

John Barrasso RWyo.

“It’s crucial that the Senate takes on a regular basis it must completely consider Decide Jackson’s report and previous choices. The American folks can’t afford for this course of to be rushed,” Barrasso stated in an announcement on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Marsha Blackburn RTenn.

“I do plan on assembly with the President’s nominee in individual, and completely vetting her report to find out if she is an individual of excessive character. A Supreme Courtroom nominee should be dedicated to upholding the rule of regulation and Structure as written. We should not blindly affirm a justice to function a rubber stamp for a radical progressive agenda,” Blackburn stated in an announcement on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Roy Blunt RMo.

“I appreciated the chance to go to with Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson and congratulate her on her historic nomination to the Supreme Courtroom. We had a superb dialogue on her background and judicial philosophy. I sit up for intently following her affirmation hearings and contemplating her nomination,” Blunt stated on March 16. Learn extra »

John Boozman RArk.

“When Decide Jackson got here earlier than the Senate final yr for affirmation to a decrease federal courtroom, I voted towards her due to critical considerations together with her dedication to decoding the regulation as written. These considerations stay, however I sit up for a rigorous and honest course of,” Boozman stated in an announcement on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Richard Burr RN.C.

Shelley Moore Capito RW.Va.

“Evaluating Supreme Courtroom nominees is a crucial constitutional obligation, and one which I take severely as a U.S. Senator. Now that President Biden has chosen Decide Jackson as his nominee for the Supreme Courtroom emptiness, I plan to fulfill together with her in-person and punctiliously take into account her nomination based on her expertise and skill to make unbiased choices primarily based on the textual content and unique that means of our Structure,” Capito stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

Invoice Cassidy RLa.

“Potential Supreme Courtroom justices should be dedicated to strictly upholding the rule of regulation, making use of the regulation as written, and respecting People’ Constitutional rights, particularly particular person freedoms. I sit up for assembly with Decide Jackson in individual and can completely assessment her report,” Cassidy stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Susan Collins RMaine

“It is clear that her credentials and the breadth of her expertise are spectacular. She has been a regulation clerk, a public defender, an lawyer in non-public apply, a member of the Sentencing Fee, a district courtroom choose for greater than eight years, and now a circuit courtroom choose. I’ll after all await the hearings earlier than the Judiciary Committee earlier than making a choice, however I discovered in the present day’s session to be very useful,” Collins stated on March 8. Learn extra »

Tom Cotton RArk.

Kevin Cramer RN.D.

“Congratulations to Decide Jackson on her nomination. President Biden fulfilled his obligation to appoint a candidate, now it’s the Senate’s obligation to meet its obligation of recommendation and consent. I sit up for assembly together with her and having a hearty, open dialogue about her {qualifications}, adherence to the Structure, and the ideas of restricted authorities and cooperative federalism simply as I did throughout Justice Barrett’s nomination course of. North Dakotans count on an intensive assessment of her report and I plan to just do that,” Cramer stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Mike Crapo RIdaho

“I take my constitutional accountability to completely assessment this nomination very severely, and have lengthy maintained that judges at each degree of our judicial system should interpret the regulation as it’s written, not legislate new positions from the bench. Because the affirmation course of continues, I sit up for the chance to fulfill with Decide Jackson to study and perceive extra deeply about her judicial philosophy. I’ll conduct all due diligence to make sure my consideration of and votes concerning her nomination stay according to the ideas and values of Idahoans,” Crapo stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

Steve Daines RMont.

“Any Supreme Courtroom Justice should perceive the significance of not legislating from the bench and upholding the Structure. With that stated, I’m upset that President Biden selected to attraction to his far-Left base with this nomination, quite than hearken to voices on each side of the aisle calling for a Supreme Courtroom nominee who would take pleasure in sturdy bipartisan assist and consensus,” Daines stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Joni Ernst RIowa

“I’ll perform my obligation as a United States Senator and meet with and consider President Biden’s nominee, Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson, for our nation’s highest courtroom. Decide Jackson, and the American folks, deserve a good, respectful, and thorough assessment,” Ernst stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Deb Fischer RNeb.

“This morning, I loved assembly Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden’s nominee to the Supreme Courtroom. We mentioned her background, report, and judicial method. I sit up for intently following her affirmation listening to earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee subsequent week,” Fischer stated on March 17. Learn extra »

Lindsey O. Graham RS.C.

“Simply keep tuned for the listening to and I’ll inform you how I vote after I vote,” Graham stated on March 15. Learn extra »

Charles E. Grassley RIowa

“I congratulate Decide Jackson on her nomination to the excessive courtroom. The judgments of a justice can have an effect on the lives of each American in perpetuity. It’s crucial that any such nominee, together with Decide Jackson, obtain essentially the most thorough and rigorous vetting. Our assessment will probably be as honest and respectful as it’s full and complete. That’s what this course of calls for and what the American folks count on. Justices should have an unwavering dedication to the Structure—together with its limitations on the ability of the courts. A justice should even be an unfailing defender of the establishment of the courtroom, as Justice Breyer has been. As I all the time have, I’ll make my dedication primarily based on the expertise, {qualifications}, temperament and judicial philosophy of the nominee. I sit up for assembly with Decide Jackson head to head on Capitol Hill within the coming days, and dealing with Senator Durbin to finalize the committee’s preliminary questionnaire and information request, as is customary on this course of. As rating member, I’ve no intention of degrading the recommendation and consent function as Senate Democrats have in latest confirmations. I intend to indicate up and do the job that Iowans pay me to do,” Grassley stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

Invoice Hagerty RTenn.

“I congratulate Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson on her nomination. As I indicated final month, I count on a nominee for the Supreme Courtroom to have a powerful report of and dedication to upholding the rule of regulation, making use of our Structure and legal guidelines as written, and respecting the particular function of a choose in our system of checks and balances to interpret and apply the regulation impartially, and I sit up for assembly personally with Decide Jackson quickly to study first-hand about her background, beliefs, and perspective on the function of a Supreme Courtroom justice,” Hagerty stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

John Hoeven RN.D.

“I consider we’d like Supreme Courtroom Justices who’re dedicated to upholding the regulation and that don’t attempt to legislate from the bench,” Hoeven stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Cindy Hyde-Smith RMiss.

“I sit up for assembly Decide Jackson in individual as a part of a cautious analysis of her background, report, and judicial philosophy. I consider Supreme Courtroom justices should be wholly dedicated to faithfully upholding our Structure and the legal guidelines of our nation, and shouldn’t be activists on the bench,” Hyde-Smith stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

James M. Inhofe ROkla.

Ron Johnson RWis.

“The senator is receiving common updates on Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson’s affirmation hearings earlier than the Judiciary Committee. He appears to be like ahead to assembly with Decide Jackson in individual to have an intensive dialogue concerning her report, judicial philosophy, and adherence to the Structure,” a spokesperson for Johnson advised The Washington Publish on March 23.

John Neely Kennedy RLa.

James Lankford ROkla.

“Decide Jackson will probably be handled pretty and respectfully as she goes by the method. It’s crucial we’ve got justices who’re dedicated to the unique that means of the Structure and the rule of regulation. I plan to fulfill face-to-face with Decide Jackson within the days forward to evaluate her nomination to serve on the nation’s highest courtroom,” Lankford stated on Feb. 26. Learn extra »

Cynthia Lummis RWyo.

“t’s vital that we’ve got a justice who impartially interprets the Structure, maintains separation of powers & federalism and who upholds our constitutional rights,” Lummis stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Jerry Moran RKan.

Lisa Murkowski RAlaska

“As we start the affirmation course of, I’d be remiss if I didn’t first thank Justice Breyer for his many years of service to the nation and steadfast dedication to the Supreme Courtroom’s mission—to make sure equal justice below the regulation. The Structure offers the Senate ‘advise and consent’ authority over Supreme Courtroom nominees, and I take this accountability very severely. I’ll now completely vet this nominee, and provides her the extent of consideration {that a} Supreme Courtroom Justice calls for. I sit up for the chance to fulfill with Decide Jackson to study extra about her {qualifications} as a jurist, her judicial temperament and philosophy, and talk about points vital to Alaskans. I’ve been clear that beforehand voting to substantiate a person to a decrease courtroom doesn’t sign how I’ll vote for a Supreme Courtroom justice. I’m dedicated to doing my due diligence earlier than making a remaining determination on this nominee. Being confirmed to the Supreme Courtroom—the nation’s highest tribunal, and a lifetime appointment—is an extremely excessive bar to attain,” Murkowski stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

Rob Portman ROhio

“As I’ve stated many occasions, the job of a Supreme Courtroom justice is to pretty and impartially apply the regulation and to guard our rights assured by the Structure, to not advance public coverage objectives by legislating from the bench. I sit up for watching her Judiciary Committee hearings subsequent week because the affirmation course of strikes ahead,” Portman stated on March 17. Learn extra »

James E. Risch RIdaho

“Senator Risch is reviewing Decide Jackson’s nomination and can method this Supreme Courtroom nomination course of the identical approach he has approached previous nominations – by weighing the President’s nominee primarily based on her character, mind, report, and respect for the U.S. Structure,” a spokesperson for Risch advised The Washington Publish on March 22.

Mitt Romney RUtah

“Considered one of my most critical constitutional duties as a senator is to supply recommendation and consent on a Supreme Courtroom nomination, and I consider our subsequent justice should faithfully apply the regulation and our Structure—impartially and no matter coverage preferences. Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson is an skilled jurist, and I do know her historic nomination will encourage many. I sit up for assembly in individual with Decide Jackson, completely reviewing her report and testimony, and evaluating her {qualifications} throughout this course of,” Romney stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

Mike Rounds RS.D.

Ben Sasse RNeb.

“I sit up for rigorously inspecting Decide Jackson’s writings and judicial philosophy based on the ideas enshrined in our Structure which have guided my method to all judicial appointments,” Sasse stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Tim Scott RS.C.

“It’s clear that she has spectacular credentials as a jurist, and I’m grateful for her willingness to serve this nation. As I’ve completed for all judicial nominees, my determination will finally come right down to a complete examination of her report and judicial philosophy. I sit up for a respectful and thorough listening to course of starting subsequent week,” Scott stated on March 17. Learn extra »

Richard C. Shelby RAla.

“A lifetime appointment to the nation’s highest Courtroom will affect our nation for generations and ought to be rigorously evaluated. I sit up for assembly with Decide Jackson to additional assessment her judicial philosophy, authorized views, and dedication to our Structure,” Shelby stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Dan Sullivan RAlaska

John Thune RS.D.

“I will probably be conducting an intensive assessment of Decide Jackson’s report, and, after doing so, I’ll search to fulfill together with her as her nomination to be a justice on the nation’s highest courtroom is debated by the Senate,” Thune stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Thom Tillis RN.C.

“As I beforehand acknowledged, I voted towards Decide Jackson’s affirmation to the Circuit Courtroom as a result of I had critical considerations she would legislate from the bench as a substitute of following the Structure and federal regulation as written. I’ll proceed to completely assessment her report, and I sit up for asking her questions throughout her affirmation hearings,” Tillis stated on March 10. Learn extra »

Patrick J. Toomey RPa.

“I sit up for assembly with Ketanji Brown Jackson and completely vetting her report to rigorously take into account her nomination to the nation’s highest courtroom. Solely essentially the most certified jurists who will diligently function impartial umpires of the regulation—not as unelected legislators with most popular coverage outcomes—advantage affirmation to function guardians of the Structure and arbiters of our legal guidelines on the Supreme Courtroom,” Toomey stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Tommy Tuberville RAla.

“I sit up for actively following the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearings with Decide Jackson and assembly with the nominee on the applicable time to offer the folks of Alabama a voice within the course of. The Senate’s accountability is to supply ‘recommendation and consent,’ and Decide Jackson deserves a full and honest analysis of her report,” Tuberville stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Todd C. Younger RInd.

“I sit up for reviewing Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson’s report to guage whether or not she is dedicated to upholding the Structure and to make sure she is not going to legislate from the bench on our nation’s highest courtroom,” Younger stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

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These senators have acknowledged approval for Ketanji Brown Jackson.

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Joe Manchin III DW.Va.

“After assembly with Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson, contemplating her report, and intently monitoring her testimony and questioning earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, I’ve decided I intend to vote for her nomination to serve on the Supreme Courtroom,” Manchin stated on March 25. Learn extra »

Tammy Baldwin DWis.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson is extraordinarily effectively certified, with sturdy expertise on the federal bench and a confirmed dedication to the rule of regulation. The Supreme Courtroom makes choices which have a profound impact on the lives of all People and President Biden’s nomination of Decide Jackson is historic and deeply inspiring,” Baldwin stated in an announcement on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Michael F. Bennet DColo.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson is a powerful and historic selection,” Bennet stated in an announcement on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Richard Blumenthal DConn.

“I used to be so deeply impressed by Decide Jackson—not simply her mind & experience as a choose & lawyer, however her depth & heat as a human being. She understands the actual world affect of judicial choices on folks & will convey that perspective to the Supreme Courtroom,” Blumenthal stated on March 8. Learn extra »

Cory Booker DN.J.

“I’m deeply grateful to President Biden for conducting a rigorous and thorough course of to find out his first Supreme Courtroom nominee. He clearly discovered the most effective individual for the job,” Booker stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Sherrod Brown DOhio

“Ketanji Brown Jackson has the expertise, the character, and the dedication to justice wanted to be a wonderful Supreme Courtroom Justice,” Brown stated in an announcement on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Benjamin L. Cardin DMd.

“It’s long gone time for the Supreme Courtroom to seat a extremely certified Black feminine lawyer as a member, as we attempt to supply equal justice below regulation to all People. I sit up for her full and honest affirmation course of in the US Senate,” Cardin stated in an announcement on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Thomas R. Carper DDel.

“I’m assured that Decide Jackson would serve our nation with distinction on the Supreme Courtroom of the US, a lot as she’s already completed serving on different courts on this nation. I sit up for supporting her nomination on the Senate flooring within the coming weeks, and I’m hopeful {that a} bipartisan majority of my colleagues will be a part of me in doing so,” Carper stated in an announcement on March 15. Learn extra »

Robert P. Casey Jr. DPa.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson has spent her profession combating for a extra equitable and simply America and can carry that imaginative and prescient on the Supreme Courtroom. She involves this place with a breadth of expertise and an unwavering dedication to the regulation. I’m honored to assist her nomination,” Casey sadi in an announcement on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Christopher A. Coons DDel.

“President Biden has made a wonderful selection together with his nomination of Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Courtroom. She is an historic decide with an excellent report of service – together with her service on the D.C. Courtroom of Appeals, the D.C. District Courtroom, and her work as an assistant federal public defender – that makes her as certified as any Supreme Courtroom nominee in latest reminiscence. In his many years on the Courtroom, Justice Breyer has not solely introduced a eager authorized thoughts however a capability to interact and persuade his colleagues in ways in which constructed majorities that might ship lasting opinions. With this selection, I’m optimistic President Biden has chosen somebody who will be capable of serve that very same function on the Courtroom. President Biden has completed his job, and now it’s time for the Senate to do ours. I’ve been studying into Decide Jackson’s report and previous choices, and I sit up for assembly together with her quickly and dealing with my colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee to make sure a clean, swift affirmation course of,” Coons stated on Feb. 25.

Tammy Duckworth DSick.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson is likely one of the most spectacular people nominated to serve on the Supreme Courtroom in our nation’s historical past and if confirmed, she is going to convey an vital perspective that has been ignored for much too lengthy,” Duckworth stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Richard J. Durbin DSick.

“From a powerful checklist of potential candidates, President Biden has chosen a unprecedented nominee in D.C. Circuit Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson. To be the primary to make historical past in our nation it is advisable have an distinctive life story. Decide Jackson’s achievements are well-known to the Senate Judiciary Committee as we accredited her to the D.C. Circuit lower than a yr in the past with bipartisan assist. We’ll start instantly to maneuver ahead on her nomination with the cautious, honest, {and professional} method she and America are entitled to,” Durbin stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Dianne Feinstein DCalif.

“I loved my dialogue with Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson in the present day. She is a exceptional nominee and can make a really sturdy Supreme Courtroom justice,” Feinstein stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Kirsten Gillibrand DN.Y.

“After 232 years, Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson could possibly be the very first Black lady to serve on the U.S. Supreme Courtroom. It is time to make historical past,” Gillibrand stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Martin Heinrich DN.M.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson is extraordinarily certified, with a powerful report of being evenhanded and honest. I’m proud to assist her to be our subsequent Supreme Courtroom Justice,” Heinrich stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

John Hickenlooper DColo.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson has an completed background and breadth of expertise. I sit up for completely reviewing her report and authorized philosophy as President Biden’s Supreme Courtroom nominee,” Hickenlooper stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Mazie Hirono DHawaii

“Decide Jackson is exceptionally certified and has a confirmed report of deciding circumstances primarily based on the Structure, the regulation, and the details. I’ve little doubt that Decide Jackson will function a good and neutral jurist who will shield the rights of all People,” Hirono stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Tim Kaine DVa.

“I consider Decide Jackson is very certified and devoted to liberty and justice for all. She has a distinguished background serving as a federal public defender, an appellate courtroom choose, a district courtroom choose, and a Commissioner on the U.S. Sentencing Fee. This historic nomination would assist make the Supreme Courtroom extra reflective of our nation. I’m notably gratified on the prospect of 4 ladies justices on the Supreme Courtroom. Once I began regulation faculty, the Courtroom was all male. This nomination is a reminder that we’ve got the capability to create a more recent and higher regular every single day. As I’ve completed for all nominees, I’ll intently consider Decide Jackson’s nomination, together with reviewing her previous circumstances and revealed work and assembly together with her as a way to make an knowledgeable remaining determination. The Supreme Courtroom makes crucial choices on points that affect Virginians’ on a regular basis lives, like well being care, civil rights, and immigration. I take my obligation to supply recommendation and consent on nominations with utmost seriousness,” Kaine stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

Amy Klobuchar DMinn.

“I joined each Democrats and Republicans in supporting her three earlier nominations, and I sit up for the American folks attending to know Decide Jackson throughout her affirmation hearings. Following our assembly, I’m assured they may see that her {qualifications}, character, constancy to the Structure, and respect for the rule of regulation make her deserving of assist on each side of the aisle,” Klobuchar stated on March 3. Learn extra »

Patrick J. Leahy DVt.

“The President has completed his job, nominating a extremely certified, skilled choose for elevation to the Supreme Courtroom. The Senate should now do its job — freed from politics and political vitriol — to pretty and objectively consider this nominee. We have now a real alternative, after cautious assessment, to supply our recommendation and consent on this historic nominee. I consider Decide Jackson’s nomination is one that may unite the Senate in sending a sign to the American those that our courts mustn’t and should not be partisan arms of our authorities. I sit up for this historic affirmation course of,” Leahy stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Ben Ray Luján DN.M.

“I sit up for working with my colleagues to make sure that Decide Jackson receives a good and well timed affirmation. Decide Jackson was confirmed by the Senate with bipartisan assist 3 times, and I’m hopeful this time will probably be no completely different,” Luján stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Edward J. Markey DMass.

“I’m thrilled by President Biden’s nomination of Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson to function Affiliate Justice of the US Supreme Courtroom,” Markey stated. on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Robert Menendez DN.J.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson is an eminently certified jurist with impeccable credentials, profound integrity, and sound judgment,” Menendez stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Jeff Merkley DOre.

“Ketanji Brown Jackson has a powerful report of accomplishments and her nomination is an historic first, making certain that the very best courtroom in our land will higher replicate our nation as an entire,” Merkley stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Chris Murphy DConn.

“On first impression, Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson looks as if a revered, mainstream jurist that has gained assist from Republicans and Democrats prior to now. Trying ahead to studying extra about her because the Senate does its correct due diligence,” Murphy stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Patty Murray DWash.

“Let me simply say to everyone, I had the chance to fulfill essentially the most superb lady—I’m very excited that she’s on her strategy to the Supreme Courtroom,” Murray stated on March 14. Learn extra »

Alex Padilla DCalif.

“President Biden has made an distinctive selection together with his historic nomination of Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Courtroom,” Padilla stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Gary Peters DMich.

“The historic nomination of Decide Jackson to serve on the Supreme Courtroom is a barrier-breaking second in American historical past. Decide Jackson is a well-respected jurist whose {qualifications} and wide-ranging authorized expertise will undoubtedly serve our nation effectively. The rulings of our nation’s highest courtroom have a direct and consequential affect on the lives of Michiganders, together with ladies’s reproductive rights, employees’ rights, environmental protections and voting rights. I applaud President Biden for nominating Decide Jackson, who’s exceptionally well-qualified and sit up for a immediate affirmation course of to make sure the Supreme Courtroom additional displays the variety of America,” Peters stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

Jack Reed DR.I.

“Decide Jackson is a superb individual with a eager authorized thoughts and impeccable credentials,” Reed stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Jacky Rosen DNev.

“President Biden’s historic nomination of Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson will take the Supreme Courtroom one step nearer to representing the variety of our nation,” Rosen stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Brian Schatz DHawaii

“Decide Jackson has the authorized experience, report of equity, and in depth expertise – each skilled and private – that can make her a wonderful addition to the Supreme Courtroom,” Schatz stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Charles E. Schumer DN.Y.

“Along with her distinctive {qualifications} and report of evenhandedness, Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson will probably be a Justice who will uphold the structure and shield the rights of all People, together with the unvoiced and weak. A real public servant and mannequin jurist, Decide Jackson has demonstrated a dedication to America’s foundational ideas of freedom, equality, and the rule of regulation all through her profession. As a clerk for Justice Stephen Breyer, an assistant federal public defender, a federal district courtroom choose, and most just lately as a choose on the U.S. Courtroom of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Decide Jackson has proven brilliance, thoughtfulness, a willingness to collaborate, and a dedication to making use of the regulation impartially,” Schumer stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

Jeanne Shaheen DN.H.

“Our courts ought to appear to be and replicate our communities, and this historic nomination of the primary Black lady chosen to serve on the Supreme Courtroom is a long-overdue milestone for our nation. Jackson has earned this place in historical past by her spectacular report, and I sit up for contemplating her nomination within the Senate,” Shaheen stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Tina Smith DMinn.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson is exceptionally well-qualified to serve on the Supreme Courtroom, and her demonstrated dedication to defending the constitutional and civil rights of all People makes her an excellent selection of nominee,” Smith stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Debbie Stabenow DMich.

“At present I met with Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson. What an honor. Her in depth background and expertise in public service make her extraordinarily certified to serve. Decide Jackson will make a wonderful Supreme Courtroom Justice,” Stabenow stated on March 17. Learn extra »

Chris Van Hollen DMd.

“I do know Decide Jackson’s report effectively from her affirmation final yr, and I sit up for the Senate’s function in swiftly reviewing and confirming the historic selection of Decide Jackson – who will function each the primary Black lady on the Courtroom and the primary public defender,” Van Hollen stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Mark R. Warner DVa.

“Together with his historic collection of Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden has nominated a professional jurist with extraordinary credentials and an excellent authorized thoughts who has been repeatedly confirmed by the Senate on a bipartisan foundation. I sit up for a well timed affirmation listening to within the Senate, fulfilling our constitutional accountability in a swift method,” Warner stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

Raphael G. Warnock DGa.

“I applaud the historic nomination of Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Courtroom. It’s time the federal judiciary displays the variety of our nation,” Warnock stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Elizabeth Warren DMass.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson is an distinctive selection. As a former public defender, she is going to convey a useful perspective to the Supreme Courtroom. She’s been beforehand confirmed by the U.S. Senate on a bipartisan foundation — and I absolutely assist her swift affirmation,” Warren stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Sheldon Whitehouse DR.I.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson is a completely certified nominee. She is going to convey to the Courtroom a wealth of expertise, a pointy authorized thoughts, and a agency dedication to equal safety below regulation. I sit up for contemplating her nomination within the Judiciary Committee within the weeks forward,” Whitehouse stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Ron Wyden DOre.

“Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson is eminently certified to serve on the Supreme Courtroom, with greater than a decade on the federal bench and distinguished service as a public defender and in non-public apply. At a time when the six Republicans on the Supreme Courtroom are re-writing the regulation to serve the pursuits of the Republican celebration, from gutting the Voting Rights Act in the midst of the night time to blocking public well being measures in a once-in-a-century pandemic, Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson will probably be an vital voice on the Courtroom,” Wyden stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

Bernie Sanders IVt.

“Let me congratulate President Biden for nominating Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Courtroom. In my opinion, we’d like a brand new member of the Supreme Courtroom who has a powerful monitor report standing up for justice – financial justice, racial justice, social justice, political justice and environmental justice. There isn’t any doubt that Decide Jackson is that individual. With almost a decade of expertise on the federal bench, Decide Jackson has confirmed that she will not be solely immensely certified to serve on the Supreme Courtroom, however that she is dedicated to equity and equal justice below the regulation. Decide Jackson has already been confirmed by the Senate 3 times on a bi-partisan foundation – twice by unanimous consent. There isn’t any motive for her to not obtain a good and expeditious listening to within the Judiciary Committee and to be confirmed by the Senate as rapidly as doable. I strongly assist her nomination,” Sanders stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

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These senators have acknowledged opposition to voting in Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Mike Braun RInd.

Braun signaled that he would vote towards Jackson’s nomination on March 24. Learn extra »

John Cornyn RTex.

Cornyn advised reporters on March 24 that he was leaning towards voting towards Jackson’s nomination.

Ted Cruz RTex.

Cruz stated he would vote towards Jackson’s nomination on March 23. Learn extra »

Josh Hawley RMo.

Hawley leveled deceptive assaults towards Decide Jackson forward of her affirmation hearings. Learn extra »

Mike Lee RUtah

“Whereas Decide Jackson and I disagree on many factors of the regulation, and I’ve grave considerations concerning the precedent she would set as a Supreme Courtroom justice, equity and objectivity would be the guiding ideas of my analysis,” Lee stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Roger Marshall RKan.

“You possibly can mark my phrase, this would be the most radically left activist choose on the Supreme Courtroom when that is all stated and completed,” Marshall stated on March 23. Learn extra »

Mitch McConnell RKy.

“I can’t and won’t assist Decide Jackson for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Courtroom,” McConnell stated on March 24.

Rand Paul RKy.

Paul stated he was unlikely to vote for Jackson on March 23. Learn extra »

Marco Rubio RFla.

Rubio stated on March 23 that it will be “tough” for him to assist Jackson. Learn extra »

Rick Scott RFla.

“I had a superb assembly with Decide Jackson, however I’ve critical considerations together with her judicial report of being overturned & giving out straightforward sentences to intercourse offenders,” Scott stated on March 22. Learn extra »

Roger Wicker RMiss.

Wicker has signaled he’ll oppose Jackson’s nomination. Learn extra »

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These senators have unclear stances.

Maria Cantwell DWash.

Catherine Cortez Masto DNev.

“Senator Cortez Masto was impressed with Decide Jackson throughout her affirmation listening to. She is going to proceed to totally assessment Decide Jackson’s report forward of their assembly subsequent week,” a spokesperson for Cortez Masto advised The Publish on March 24.

Maggie Hassan DN.H.

“One of the vital vital duties of the Senate is the affirmation of Supreme Courtroom Justices. Decide Jackson is an completed jurist, and I sit up for completely reviewing her report, her judicial philosophy, and her dedication to defending the rights of all People, together with upholding the constitutionally protected rights of girls. Throughout this time in our nation’s historical past, a powerful and impartial judiciary is extra vital than ever, and I’ll method the assessment of Decide Jackson with the seriousness and thoughtfulness that it deserves,” Hassan stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Mark Kelly DAriz.

“Congratulations to Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson on her historic SCOTUS nomination. Contemplating nominees for lifetime appointments is a constitutional obligation I take severely. I sit up for assembly together with her to debate her {qualifications} and dedication to uphold the Structure,” Kelly stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Jon Ossoff DGa.

“I sit up for assembly with Decide Jackson quickly and seeing her earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee, the place I’ll carry out my Constitutional duties of recommendation and consent with diligence and care,” Ossoff stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Kyrsten Sinema DAriz.

“As I promised Arizonans, I’m rigorously contemplating Decide Jackson’s nomination. At present, we had a really productive assembly and I welcomed listening to straight her perception within the significance of an impartial judiciary, her judicial philosophy, and her method to precedent. I sit up for watching her nomination hearings forward of a Senate vote,” Sinema stated on March 10. Learn extra »

Jon Tester DMont.

“I sit up for assembly with Decide Jackson to debate her expertise and {qualifications}. Vetting nominees to the Supreme Courtroom is likely one of the most vital duties I’ve as a Senator, and as a way to earn my vote, any nominee might want to exhibit that they may serve on the Courtroom impartially, uphold the rule of regulation, and defend Montanans’ constitutional rights,” Tester stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Angus King IMaine

“I congratulate Decide Jackson on her historic nomination. I take my Constitutional obligation of recommendation and consent on Supreme Courtroom nominations very severely, and can give her the identical thorough consideration I’ve given each different Supreme Courtroom nominee put earlier than me,” King stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

John Barrasso RWyo.

“It’s crucial that the Senate takes on a regular basis it must completely consider Decide Jackson’s report and previous choices. The American folks can’t afford for this course of to be rushed,” Barrasso stated in an announcement on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Marsha Blackburn RTenn.

“I do plan on assembly with the President’s nominee in individual, and completely vetting her report to find out if she is an individual of excessive character. A Supreme Courtroom nominee should be dedicated to upholding the rule of regulation and Structure as written. We should not blindly affirm a justice to function a rubber stamp for a radical progressive agenda,” Blackburn stated in an announcement on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Roy Blunt RMo.

“I appreciated the chance to go to with Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson and congratulate her on her historic nomination to the Supreme Courtroom. We had a superb dialogue on her background and judicial philosophy. I sit up for intently following her affirmation hearings and contemplating her nomination,” Blunt stated on March 16. Learn extra »

John Boozman RArk.

“When Decide Jackson got here earlier than the Senate final yr for affirmation to a decrease federal courtroom, I voted towards her due to critical considerations together with her dedication to decoding the regulation as written. These considerations stay, however I sit up for a rigorous and honest course of,” Boozman stated in an announcement on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Richard Burr RN.C.

Shelley Moore Capito RW.Va.

“Evaluating Supreme Courtroom nominees is a crucial constitutional obligation, and one which I take severely as a U.S. Senator. Now that President Biden has chosen Decide Jackson as his nominee for the Supreme Courtroom emptiness, I plan to fulfill together with her in-person and punctiliously take into account her nomination based on her expertise and skill to make unbiased choices primarily based on the textual content and unique that means of our Structure,” Capito stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

Invoice Cassidy RLa.

“Potential Supreme Courtroom justices should be dedicated to strictly upholding the rule of regulation, making use of the regulation as written, and respecting People’ Constitutional rights, particularly particular person freedoms. I sit up for assembly with Decide Jackson in individual and can completely assessment her report,” Cassidy stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Susan Collins RMaine

“It is clear that her credentials and the breadth of her expertise are spectacular. She has been a regulation clerk, a public defender, an lawyer in non-public apply, a member of the Sentencing Fee, a district courtroom choose for greater than eight years, and now a circuit courtroom choose. I’ll after all await the hearings earlier than the Judiciary Committee earlier than making a choice, however I discovered in the present day’s session to be very useful,” Collins stated on March 8. Learn extra »

Tom Cotton RArk.

Kevin Cramer RN.D.

“Congratulations to Decide Jackson on her nomination. President Biden fulfilled his obligation to appoint a candidate, now it’s the Senate’s obligation to meet its obligation of recommendation and consent. I sit up for assembly together with her and having a hearty, open dialogue about her {qualifications}, adherence to the Structure, and the ideas of restricted authorities and cooperative federalism simply as I did throughout Justice Barrett’s nomination course of. North Dakotans count on an intensive assessment of her report and I plan to just do that,” Cramer stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Mike Crapo RIdaho

“I take my constitutional accountability to completely assessment this nomination very severely, and have lengthy maintained that judges at each degree of our judicial system should interpret the regulation as it’s written, not legislate new positions from the bench. Because the affirmation course of continues, I sit up for the chance to fulfill with Decide Jackson to study and perceive extra deeply about her judicial philosophy. I’ll conduct all due diligence to make sure my consideration of and votes concerning her nomination stay according to the ideas and values of Idahoans,” Crapo stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

Steve Daines RMont.

“Any Supreme Courtroom Justice should perceive the significance of not legislating from the bench and upholding the Structure. With that stated, I’m upset that President Biden selected to attraction to his far-Left base with this nomination, quite than hearken to voices on each side of the aisle calling for a Supreme Courtroom nominee who would take pleasure in sturdy bipartisan assist and consensus,” Daines stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Joni Ernst RIowa

“I’ll perform my obligation as a United States Senator and meet with and consider President Biden’s nominee, Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson, for our nation’s highest courtroom. Decide Jackson, and the American folks, deserve a good, respectful, and thorough assessment,” Ernst stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Deb Fischer RNeb.

“This morning, I loved assembly Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden’s nominee to the Supreme Courtroom. We mentioned her background, report, and judicial method. I sit up for intently following her affirmation listening to earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee subsequent week,” Fischer stated on March 17. Learn extra »

Lindsey O. Graham RS.C.

“Simply keep tuned for the listening to and I’ll inform you how I vote after I vote,” Graham stated on March 15. Learn extra »

Charles E. Grassley RIowa

“I congratulate Decide Jackson on her nomination to the excessive courtroom. The judgments of a justice can have an effect on the lives of each American in perpetuity. It’s crucial that any such nominee, together with Decide Jackson, obtain essentially the most thorough and rigorous vetting. Our assessment will probably be as honest and respectful as it’s full and complete. That’s what this course of calls for and what the American folks count on. Justices should have an unwavering dedication to the Structure—together with its limitations on the ability of the courts. A justice should even be an unfailing defender of the establishment of the courtroom, as Justice Breyer has been. As I all the time have, I’ll make my dedication primarily based on the expertise, {qualifications}, temperament and judicial philosophy of the nominee. I sit up for assembly with Decide Jackson head to head on Capitol Hill within the coming days, and dealing with Senator Durbin to finalize the committee’s preliminary questionnaire and information request, as is customary on this course of. As rating member, I’ve no intention of degrading the recommendation and consent function as Senate Democrats have in latest confirmations. I intend to indicate up and do the job that Iowans pay me to do,” Grassley stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

Invoice Hagerty RTenn.

“I congratulate Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson on her nomination. As I indicated final month, I count on a nominee for the Supreme Courtroom to have a powerful report of and dedication to upholding the rule of regulation, making use of our Structure and legal guidelines as written, and respecting the particular function of a choose in our system of checks and balances to interpret and apply the regulation impartially, and I sit up for assembly personally with Decide Jackson quickly to study first-hand about her background, beliefs, and perspective on the function of a Supreme Courtroom justice,” Hagerty stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

John Hoeven RN.D.

“I consider we’d like Supreme Courtroom Justices who’re dedicated to upholding the regulation and that don’t attempt to legislate from the bench,” Hoeven stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Cindy Hyde-Smith RMiss.

“I sit up for assembly Decide Jackson in individual as a part of a cautious analysis of her background, report, and judicial philosophy. I consider Supreme Courtroom justices should be wholly dedicated to faithfully upholding our Structure and the legal guidelines of our nation, and shouldn’t be activists on the bench,” Hyde-Smith stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

James M. Inhofe ROkla.

Ron Johnson RWis.

“The senator is receiving common updates on Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson’s affirmation hearings earlier than the Judiciary Committee. He appears to be like ahead to assembly with Decide Jackson in individual to have an intensive dialogue concerning her report, judicial philosophy, and adherence to the Structure,” a spokesperson for Johnson advised The Washington Publish on March 23.

John Neely Kennedy RLa.

James Lankford ROkla.

“Decide Jackson will probably be handled pretty and respectfully as she goes by the method. It’s crucial we’ve got justices who’re dedicated to the unique that means of the Structure and the rule of regulation. I plan to fulfill face-to-face with Decide Jackson within the days forward to evaluate her nomination to serve on the nation’s highest courtroom,” Lankford stated on Feb. 26. Learn extra »

Cynthia Lummis RWyo.

“t’s vital that we’ve got a justice who impartially interprets the Structure, maintains separation of powers & federalism and who upholds our constitutional rights,” Lummis stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Jerry Moran RKan.

Lisa Murkowski RAlaska

“As we start the affirmation course of, I’d be remiss if I didn’t first thank Justice Breyer for his many years of service to the nation and steadfast dedication to the Supreme Courtroom’s mission—to make sure equal justice below the regulation. The Structure offers the Senate ‘advise and consent’ authority over Supreme Courtroom nominees, and I take this accountability very severely. I’ll now completely vet this nominee, and provides her the extent of consideration {that a} Supreme Courtroom Justice calls for. I sit up for the chance to fulfill with Decide Jackson to study extra about her {qualifications} as a jurist, her judicial temperament and philosophy, and talk about points vital to Alaskans. I’ve been clear that beforehand voting to substantiate a person to a decrease courtroom doesn’t sign how I’ll vote for a Supreme Courtroom justice. I’m dedicated to doing my due diligence earlier than making a remaining determination on this nominee. Being confirmed to the Supreme Courtroom—the nation’s highest tribunal, and a lifetime appointment—is an extremely excessive bar to attain,” Murkowski stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

Rob Portman ROhio

“As I’ve stated many occasions, the job of a Supreme Courtroom justice is to pretty and impartially apply the regulation and to guard our rights assured by the Structure, to not advance public coverage objectives by legislating from the bench. I sit up for watching her Judiciary Committee hearings subsequent week because the affirmation course of strikes ahead,” Portman stated on March 17. Learn extra »

James E. Risch RIdaho

“Senator Risch is reviewing Decide Jackson’s nomination and can method this Supreme Courtroom nomination course of the identical approach he has approached previous nominations – by weighing the President’s nominee primarily based on her character, mind, report, and respect for the U.S. Structure,” a spokesperson for Risch advised The Washington Publish on March 22.

Mitt Romney RUtah

“Considered one of my most critical constitutional duties as a senator is to supply recommendation and consent on a Supreme Courtroom nomination, and I consider our subsequent justice should faithfully apply the regulation and our Structure—impartially and no matter coverage preferences. Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson is an skilled jurist, and I do know her historic nomination will encourage many. I sit up for assembly in individual with Decide Jackson, completely reviewing her report and testimony, and evaluating her {qualifications} throughout this course of,” Romney stated in an announcement on Feb. 25.

Mike Rounds RS.D.

Ben Sasse RNeb.

“I sit up for rigorously inspecting Decide Jackson’s writings and judicial philosophy based on the ideas enshrined in our Structure which have guided my method to all judicial appointments,” Sasse stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Tim Scott RS.C.

“It’s clear that she has spectacular credentials as a jurist, and I’m grateful for her willingness to serve this nation. As I’ve completed for all judicial nominees, my determination will finally come right down to a complete examination of her report and judicial philosophy. I sit up for a respectful and thorough listening to course of starting subsequent week,” Scott stated on March 17. Learn extra »

Richard C. Shelby RAla.

“A lifetime appointment to the nation’s highest Courtroom will affect our nation for generations and ought to be rigorously evaluated. I sit up for assembly with Decide Jackson to additional assessment her judicial philosophy, authorized views, and dedication to our Structure,” Shelby stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Dan Sullivan RAlaska

John Thune RS.D.

“I will probably be conducting an intensive assessment of Decide Jackson’s report, and, after doing so, I’ll search to fulfill together with her as her nomination to be a justice on the nation’s highest courtroom is debated by the Senate,” Thune stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Thom Tillis RN.C.

“As I beforehand acknowledged, I voted towards Decide Jackson’s affirmation to the Circuit Courtroom as a result of I had critical considerations she would legislate from the bench as a substitute of following the Structure and federal regulation as written. I’ll proceed to completely assessment her report, and I sit up for asking her questions throughout her affirmation hearings,” Tillis stated on March 10. Learn extra »

Patrick J. Toomey RPa.

“I sit up for assembly with Ketanji Brown Jackson and completely vetting her report to rigorously take into account her nomination to the nation’s highest courtroom. Solely essentially the most certified jurists who will diligently function impartial umpires of the regulation—not as unelected legislators with most popular coverage outcomes—advantage affirmation to function guardians of the Structure and arbiters of our legal guidelines on the Supreme Courtroom,” Toomey stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Tommy Tuberville RAla.

“I sit up for actively following the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearings with Decide Jackson and assembly with the nominee on the applicable time to offer the folks of Alabama a voice within the course of. The Senate’s accountability is to supply ‘recommendation and consent,’ and Decide Jackson deserves a full and honest analysis of her report,” Tuberville stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Todd C. Younger RInd.

“I sit up for reviewing Decide Ketanji Brown Jackson’s report to guage whether or not she is dedicated to upholding the Structure and to make sure she is not going to legislate from the bench on our nation’s highest courtroom,” Younger stated on Feb. 25. Learn extra »

Sens. Angus King (Maine) and Bernie Sanders (Vt.) are independents who caucus with Democrats.

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