Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Thursday afternoon.
Naturally, Democrats got help from Republicans Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski. With Republican friends like these, who needs enemies.
These three Republicans are almost never there when Republicans need them. They’re too busy trying to gain the favor of Democrats and the media.
The Hill reports:
Senate confirms Jackson as first Black female Supreme Court justice
The Senate made history on Thursday when it confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, handing President Biden a significant win.
Jackson’s ascension to the country’s highest court breaks multiple barriers: She will be the court’s first Black female justice and its first former public defender.
Senators voted 53-47 on Jackson’s confirmation. GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Mitt Romney (Utah) bucked their party and voted to confirm her.
Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) touted Jackson’s nomination as a “joyous, momentous, groundbreaking day.”
“In the 233-year history of the Supreme Court, never — never — has a Black woman held the title of ‘justice.’ Ketanji Brown Jackson will be the first, and I believe the first of more to come,” Schumer said.
Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), one of three Black lawmakers in the Senate, acknowledged his own daughters in a speech shortly before Thursday’s vote, saying “the historic nature of [Jackon’s] appointment isn’t lost on me.”
It’s always these three. Every single time.
Republican Sens. Susan Collins, Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski broke party lines to vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court https://t.co/15AL5HZVPi
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) April 7, 2022
So the three usual squishes will squish on a supremely radical SCOTUS nominee precisely as one would expect. With these 3 the GOP needs a near 60 seat majority to hold any kind of line, Romney, Murkowski & Collins just suck out loud.
— Stacey – Gen X the Let’s Find Out Generation (@ScotsFyre) April 4, 2022
They need to be replaced. It’s really that simple.