US SENATE CONFIRMS FIRST BLACK WOMAN SUPREME COURT JUDGE
Written by awawa on April 8, 2022
U.S. President Joe Biden has congratulated Ketanji Brown Jackson moments after the U.S. Senate confirmed her to be the first Black woman to be a justice of the Supreme Court in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on April 07, 2022 .
The United States made history on Thursday as the Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman ever to serve as a judge at the Supreme Court.
The 51-year-old female judge’ appointment means white men will not be the majority on the nation’s high court for the first time in 233 years.
President Joe Biden called it a “historic moment for the United States .
“This milestone should have happened generations ago… but we are always trotting on a path towards a more perfect union. Nevertheless, America today is taking a giant step towards making our union more perfect,” Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said.
Jackson picked up support from three Senate Republicans during a grueling and at times brutal confirmation process, delivering Biden a bipartisan, 53-47 approval for his first Supreme Court nominee.
It is a huge moment for the president, who chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee in the 1980s and 90s, meaning he has the unprecedented distinction of both naming and overseeing the appointment of a Supreme Court justice.