Bennet Celebrates Senate Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court

Bennet Spoke on the Senate Floor on Wednesday in Support of Judge Jackson’s Nomination

Washington, D.C. — Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court by a bipartisan vote of 53-47: 

“Judge Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court today is a recognition of her judicial accomplishments and a victory for our highest ideals as a democracy. She has the best legal training America can offer, a decade of experience on the federal bench, and a consistent record of bipartisan support. Judge Jackson will stand for the values etched in the Constitution — freedom, equality, democracy, and the rule of law.”

Judge Jackson is the first Black woman and the first public defender to serve on the Supreme Court. In March, Bennet met with Judge Jackson and announced that he would vote for her confirmation. On Wednesday, Bennet spoke on the Senate floor to enthusiastically support Judge Jackson’s nomination ahead of her confirmation vote.

Watch Bennet’s floor speech HERE