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Sanders Statement on the Historic Confirmation of Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm D.C. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be the next Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court:

Let me congratulate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her confirmation to the Supreme Court, and on her lifetime of service that has led to this historic and well-deserved moment.

In these difficult times, the stakes for the future of this country are higher than ever and the Supreme Court will play a significant role in shaping that future. In my view, we need a new member of the Supreme Court who has a strong track record of standing up for justice - economic justice, racial justice, social justice, political justice, and environmental justice. There is no doubt that Judge Jackson is that person.

Judge Jackson has proven through the confirmation process that she is not only immensely qualified to serve on the Supreme Court, but that she is committed to fairness and equal justice under the law. I was proud to vote to confirm Judge Jackson today.

United States Senator for Vermont

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