Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court:
“Today is a day of great pride and patriotism for our nation, as Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson makes history as the first Black woman to be confirmed to the Supreme Court.
“During her nomination process, Judge Jackson demonstrated the magnificence of her legal mind, her unyielding commitment to justice and her remarkable poise. In her appearances before the Judiciary Committee and in meetings with Senators, she earned bipartisan recognition of her excellence. On the bench, Judge Jackson will be a relentless defender of individual rights and the rule of law. American families will greatly benefit from her extensive courtroom experience and background as a public defender that she will bring to the Court.
“With Judge Jackson’s historic confirmation, our nation takes an important step toward realizing our most cherished ideals. On behalf of the House, we wish her all the best as she continues her devoted public service.”
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