The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday deadlocked and voted 11-11 on whether to send Biden’s pick Ketanji Brown Jackson to the senate floor for a vote.
Democrats will now have to go through a series of procedural steps to get Judge Jackson’s nomination to the senate for a vote.
Associated Press reported:
The Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked, 11-11, Monday on whether to send Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination to the Senate floor. But President Joe Biden’s nominee is still on track to be confirmed this week as the first Black woman on the high court.
The committee’s tie vote was expected, as there is an even party split on the panel and all of the Republicans are opposing Jackson’s nomination to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer. But it was still a blow to Democrats who had hoped for robust bipartisan support — and it was the first time the committee has deadlocked on a Supreme Court nomination in three decades.
In order to move forward, Democrats planned a new vote to “discharge” Jackson’s nomination from committee Monday evening and then take a series of procedural steps in the coming days to wind it through the 50-50 Senate. With the support of at least one Republican, Maine Sen. Susan Collins, Jackson is on a glidepath toward confirmation by the end of the week.
Every Republican senator voted against Judge Jackson.
Here’s the breakdown:
Here’s a breakdown of how the Senate Judiciary Committee voted on whether to send Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination to the Senate floor. pic.twitter.com/3OAWxEmbXD
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Ketanji Brown Jackson is the most radical Supreme Court nominee in America’s history. She defends America-hating terrorists for free, she’s soft on child sex offenders, she’s open borders, and has a history of promoting racist Critical Race Theory.
Her views are way outside the average American voter.
Ketanji Jackson reduced jail time for these crimes by an average of nearly half (47%) “100% of the time,” according to Ted Cruz.
Ketanji Jackson did not just hand out lenient sentences on sex crimes, she wrote about it at Harvard.