WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn issued the following statement on Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation to become the first African American woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court:
“Today, history has been made. I congratulate Ketanji Brown Jackson on her confirmation to become the first African American woman to serve on the nation’s highest court. She will make an extraordinary Supreme Court Justice.
“Judge Jackson demonstrated her ability to rise above great challenges and meet the moment. She stands as a shining example of the depth and breadth of talent among a diverse pool of jurists, who, if empowered to serve, will help ensure that justice in this country is fair and equitable for all.
“This is also a tremendous day for President Joe Biden. He has fulfilled the pledge he made to the American people two years ago in Charleston, South Carolina. He has upheld his commitment to ensuring the Administration and the Judiciary reflect the diversity of our country. And, with today’s Senate confirmation vote, he has achieved a goal that has been elusive for so many Black women for far too long.”