Senator Debbie Stabenow on the Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Thursday, April 07, 2022

WASHINGTON—Senator Debbie Stabenow released this statement following the vote in the U.S. Senate to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Earlier this week, Senator Stabenow spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Judge Jackson’s nomination, and the video can be found here. A video and b-roll of Senator Stabenow’s meeting with Judge Jackson can be found here. Photos of Judge Jackson and Senator Stabenow can be found here.


“From her clerkship at the Supreme Court, to her work as a public defender, to her distinguished service on the D.C. District Court and Circuit Court, Democrats and Republicans alike agree that Judge Jackson’s impressive public service will make her an outstanding Supreme Court justice.


“Her confirmation has made history. Not just because of her excellent qualifications, but because, after 115 Supreme Court judges throughout our history, she is now the first Black woman to serve on the Court. In a country as incredibly diverse as ours, I am so grateful that President Biden understands that our government should be just as diverse as our country.


“This appointment is long overdue. Now Black girls across Michigan will see greater possibilities in their future – a true history-making moment.”