February 25, 2022

Duckworth Statement on President Biden’s Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court


[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today issued the following statement after President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for a lifetime appointment as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice:

“Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is one of the most impressive individuals nominated to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States in our nation’s history. Her extensive background and wealth of experience is why the U.S. Senate has voted three times to confirm her to previous appointments, most recently with a bipartisan majority—that I was proud to join—confirming Judge Jackson to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

“If confirmed, Judge Jackson would also be a historic selection, becoming the first-ever Black woman to serve on the highest court—and the first Justice with experience serving as a federal public defender—bringing with her an important perspective that has been ignored for far too long in this country. Under Senator Durbin’s leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I am confident that she will receive a fair, thorough and timely confirmation hearing, and I look forward to reviewing Judge Jackson’s most recent rulings on the D.C. Circuit and meeting with her to discuss her nomination.”