Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson is expected to be confirmed. Democrats can do that on their own as long as all 50 members support her and are present to vote. The Judiciary panel is scheduled to vote on Jackson’s nomination on Monday, April 4. That paves the way for the Senate to vote on her nomination by April 8, when the chamber is poised to leave town for a two-week break.
Senator Roger Wicker plans to vote against her confirmation:
“Last year, I voted against confirming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to a federal appeals court because I had serious doubts about her record and judicial philosophy. After seeing her closely examined by the Senate Judiciary Committee, I stand by my original concerns.
“Judge Jackson has consistently evaded basic questions from Senators about her views of the law, the role of a judge, and her record. I was especially disappointed that she failed to disavow the idea of court-packing, which radical left-wing groups have advocated as a means of imposing their will on the country.
“President Biden promised to appoint an activist judge and he has done exactly that. I am persuaded she would have no reluctance to legislate from the bench. I will be voting against her confirmation.”
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith previously opposed her for the appeals seat. She told SuperTalk Mississippi this morning she’ll be meeting with Jackson this Thursday.
“She had a lot of hard questions during the hearing. She avoided a lot of the questions and she was hesitant to answer a lot of the questions. But the confirmation process is going through the normal process, I think everybody’s been pretty respectful.”
Hyde-Smith said she thinks most Senators are looking for an umpire, someone to call balls and strikes that is not an activist from the bench and interprets the law as it is written, and not what they wish it would say.
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