Liberal Republicans to Support Biden’s SCOTUS Nominee

Three Republican senators joined a solid wall of Democrats to support confirmation of Judge Ketanji Jackson Brown to the Supreme Court.

Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) announced their support for Jackson on Monday. This followed Sen. Susan Collins’ (R-ME) announcement that she plans to vote in favor of the extremist nominee.

Jackson will become the first black woman to serve on the high court in the over 200-year history of the institution. President Joe Biden nominated Jackson to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer, who will step down when the current court session ends this summer.

This extreme minority of pariah Republicans is what allows the Biden administration to refer to the leftist judge as a “bipartisan” nominee.

Romney, the former GOP presidential nominee who says he became pro-life in 2005, praised abortion-defending Jackson in saying she “more than meets the standards of excellence and integrity” for the bench. He also claims to be convinced that she is in the “mainstream” without defining what he means by that classification.

Murkowski, who faces reelection this year, was the only Republican to oppose Justice Brent Kavanaugh’s nomination, and says her choice is partly procedural. She cites her personal distaste for “corrosive politicization” of the confirmation process — the same process she participated in when Kavanaugh was subjected to baseless claims from nearly four decades ago.

Collins was the first Republican to announce her support, ensuring that President Biden’s first nominee to the high court had some bipartisan support. Collins was the lone GOP senator to oppose Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination, and she says that decision was based on the timing of the vote just prior to the 2020 election, not for Barrett’s qualifications.

Jackson’s supporters praise her nine years of experience on the federal bench as well as potentially becoming the first former public defender to serve on the high court.

Opponents cite concerns that Judge Jackson has been “soft on crime.” Specifically, they have highlighted numerous cases involving child sex abuse, where Jackson has consistently delivered incredibly light sentences to heinous offenders.

The vote to confirm Jackson is expected before the Senate recesses later this week. Thanks to the Republican three stooges, her confirmation is all but assured. Thanks to them, and barring a miracle, Justice Jackson will be given a lifetime seat on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court very soon.