WASHINGTON, D.C., March 23, 2022 – Today Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson completed the questioning portion of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to consider her confirmation to the Supreme Court. Senate Republicans repeatedly yelled, interrupted her as she tried to answer their questions, and blatantly accused her of being a liar. They even attempted to lecture this first-generation beneficiary of the civil rights movement about racism, behavior unbecoming of their offices. They continued to use Judge Jackson’s confirmation hearings to air disturbing and inaccurate conspiracy theories, denigrating the Senate’s advice and consent process. Nevertheless, Judge Jackson rose above the fray to demonstrate what an incredible justice she will be on the Supreme Court.
While Senate Republicans tried to paint a narrow and false narrative about her record, Judge Jackson repeatedly demonstrated her mastery of the law and her incredible temperament. She took every attempt to besmirch her reputation and turned them into new opportunities for the American public to admire her patience, intellect, and grace under fire.
Alliance for Justice President Rakim H.D. Brooks issued the following statement:
“This has been a triumphant week for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. She has shined under pressure for three consecutive days. While it has been challenging to watch Republican senators repeatedly disrespect Judge Jackson this week, it gave us an opportunity to observe Judge Jackson’s remarkable judicial temperament. At all times, she has comported herself with grace and dignity. Judge Jackson has more than risen to the occasion; she is clearly ready to be the next great Supreme Court justice.
“Judge Jackson will be confirmed. We will see her take her rightful seat on the Supreme Court. Like her role model, Constance Baker Motley, Judge Jackson’s legacy will be defined by her accomplishments and her impact on generations to come. We are proud to stand behind Judge Jackson and vigorously call for her confirmation. She will be a justice with a firm commitment to the principle of equal justice for all. She will truly be a justice for all of us. We can’t wait to see what’s next from her.”