Senator Mitt Romney said that he is planning “a much deeper dive” into Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson after he opposed her nomination last year to a vacancy on the D.C. court of appeals.
However, the senator told CNN that he hasn't yet decided how he'll cast his vote now that she’s a nominee for the Supreme Court. Additionally the Utah Republican seemed critical of some GOP committee members’ questioning of Jackson, regarded by many to have been improper, saying in the same interview, "I thought some were preparing for their presidential campaign. And were, if you will, doing the things you have to do to get on TV, which I think is unfortunate." He also called their rhetoric "a little hot."
A bipartisan group of Black women called the Black Women’s Leadership Collective is lobbying to influence senators — particularly those who say, like Romney, they are undecided — to vote to confirm Brown Jackson as the first Black woman to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. The group ran a full page ad in the New York Times to send a message that there is widespread support for Brown Jackson’s nomination.
Karen Finney is a leader of the collective. She told BET her organization is confident that Judge Brown Jackson will be confirmed. “Over 2,000 Black women raised their voices to publicly affirm our support for Judge Jackson and her outstanding qualifications and character along with leaders from both sides of the political aisle.”
Finney said that people from all walks are urging the support for this nominee. “Key evangelical leaders, lawyers, law enforcement and former judges call on the U.S. Senate to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. She deserves to again be confirmed by the US Senate on a bi-partisan basis.”
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