by Joshua Wolk
WASHINGTON — After a fiery nomination process, Ketanji Brown Jackson has been confirmed in a 53-47 vote. Democrats cheered and applauded from the Senate floor, as this confirmation will bring liberal representation on the bench from three justices to three justices.
Upon delivering the confirmation of Jackson, Vice President Kamala Harris was teary-eyed. “This is a momentous day,” announced Harris. “Young Black girls across America can now look up to the Supreme Court bench and be inspired by the 6-3 conservative supermajority that may or may not overturn Roe v. Wade.”
“After grassroots progressive movements shook the core of our nation, we are finally witnessing institutional headway,” said Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) after the historic outcome. “Empathy will finally prevail now that we have one more liberal mind on the Supreme Court, even if it was at the expense of one less liberal mind on the Supreme Court.”
Conservatives are up in arms about the nomination. “Now we need to deal with not two, not three, but three liberals on the bench,” tweeted Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO). “The six conservatives will have to stand strong against tyranny of the minority.” He then tweeted a superimposed video of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett suplexing Jackson through a table.
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