The 53–47 vote, presided over by Vice President Kamala Harris, included the support of all 50 Democrats and three Republicans—Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Susan Collins (R-Maine).
In the hours leading up to the vote, Democrats emphasized Jackson’s qualifications to serve, and said that her confirmation would be a “glass-shattering achievement for America.”
“The president sent us an impressive nominee,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on the Senate floor before the vote.
“Later this afternoon, the Senate will fulfill its constitutional duty to finally confirm this remarkable and groundbreaking jurist,” he said.
“This very building was built with slave labor,” said Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) in the U.S. Capitol, arguing that the confirmation would be a response to the historical treatment of nonwhites in the United States.
Jackson is the first black woman to be confirmed to the nation’s highest court.
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