STATEMENT: Judge Jackson Shows Poise and Temperament Befitting a Supreme Court Justice, CAP’s Patrick Gaspard Says
Washington, D.C. — As Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson wraps up testimony at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing to consider her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, Patrick Gaspard, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:
Throughout her confirmation hearing, Judge Jackson has shown remarkable poise, unflappable grace, and an exceptional command of the legal issues that will come before her as a justice on the Supreme Court. She has demonstrated a commitment to fairness, impartiality, and equal justice for all—not just the wealthy and powerful. Judge Jackson has been resilient in the face of scurrilous and misleading questions that sought to impugn her character. Her even-handed temperament despite these shameful antics is a testament to her integrity. Her lifelong dedication to public service and exemplary record as both a trial and an appellate court judge demonstrate that she is highly qualified for this historic nomination. The Senate Judiciary Committee should promptly vote to send her nomination to the full Senate, which should quickly confirm her to be the next Supreme Court justice.
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