Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:
This week, members from both sides of the aisle will also continue meeting with President Biden’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
When President Biden nominated Judge Jackson, I promised that we’d have a fair and expeditious process, and that’s exactly what we’ve had so far: Judge Jackson has now met with a broad range of Senators from both sides of the aisle, and she is expected to meet with all members of the Judiciary Committee before her hearings begin next week.
I’m encouraged that, so far, the Judge’s meeting with Senators have been very constructive. From conversations with my colleagues, everyone seems to agree on one thing: the Judge is more than qualified for the big job on the High Court. Her record bears that out: as a district judge for eight years, Judge Jackson rendered more than 550 rulings and was rarely reversed by higher courts.
When Judge Jackson’s hearings begin next week, the American people will see for themselves precisely what Senators are seeing right now: Judge Jackson is brilliant, she is beloved, and she belongs on the Supreme Court. The three Bs that I’ve given her – brilliant, beloved, belongs.
So I thank my colleagues for moving forward in a constructive way on this historic nomination.