The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-11 on Monday (April 4) whether to move Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson‘s nomination to the Senate Floor for a final vote.
The panel convened this week for its scheduled meeting where the evenly split partisan vote slowed Judge Jackson’s confirmation once again. With the tie, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will begin a series of votes to get Jackson’s nomination out of committee so that the process can head to the chamber’s floor for a majority vote.
According to Senate math, Judge Jackson is still set to be confirmed to the nation’s highest court. If confirmed, Judge Jackson will be the first Black woman to serve on the US Supreme Court, following Justice Stephen Breyer‘s retirement announcement.
Getting to this latest checkpoint in the nomination process has not be easy or simple. Last month, Judge Jackson sat for some 30 hours of questioning from members of the Senate over the course of four days.
Several Republicans have publicly stated they will not be voting to confirm Judge Jackson, while others, including Sen. Susan Collins of Massachusetts showed Jackson will receive some bipartisan support in her nomination process.
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