Susan Collins will vote to confirm Jackson

Susan Collins will vote to confirm Jackson

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  • CNN — Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine will vote to confirm President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, she said in a statement Wednesday morning, the first GOP senator to do so.
  • “After reviewing Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s extensive record, watching much of her hearing testimony, and meeting with her twice in person, I have concluded that she possesses the experience, qualifications, and integrity to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court,” Collins said in her statement.
  • Only three Republican senators voted in favor of Jackson in 2021 when the Senate confirmed her to fill a vacancy on a powerful DC-based appellate court: Collins as well as Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
  • GOP Sen. Mitt Romney also met with Jackson on Tuesday, but has not yet said whether he’ll support her after expressing an openness to vote in favor of her nomination to the Supreme Court.

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