U.S. Sen. Corey Booker, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has expressed enthusiasm in support of Ketanji Brown Jackson, whom President Joe Biden announced today as his candidate to replace Deputy Judge Stephen Breer at the U.S. Supreme Court.
“I am deeply grateful to President Biden for conducting a rigorous and thorough process to determine his first candidate for the Supreme Court,” Booker said in a statement. “He clearly found the best person for the job. I am so impressed with Judge Jackson’s exemplary career, especially her experience as a public defender, which is a very important role in our justice system that no one who has ever worked in the Supreme Court has any experience. “
Booker said he was excited that if Brown Jackson is approved by the Senate, there will be a black woman in the Supreme Court for the first time in history.
“This is Jackie Robinson’s moment for our nation,” he said. “I am deeply shocked by this; my heart aches with joy. I am ready to do my best to make Judge Jackson the next judge in the Supreme Court. “
Last June, when Brown Jackson was nominated for his current position as a judge in the DC County Court of Appeals, Booker joined every Democrat in the Senate and three Republicans in voting for her confirmation.