CLARKE ISSUES STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR BIDEN’S HISTORIC NOMINEE TO THE US SUPREME COURT
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February 22, 2022
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement regarding President Biden’s nomination of DC Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the US Supreme Court:
“These are the moments that make history. President Biden’s nomination of DC Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the US Supreme Court, is not just timely and necessary, it is crucial to a healthy democracy. This historic nomination is a renewed promise of America in pursuit of a more just society and I am deeply grateful to be a witness to this change in the winds toward a more equitable future society. Judge Jackson is a shining example of what this nation can be when we come together, in spite of our differences, to create a country for the good and understanding of all its people. Judge Jackson is the “I Rise” and the “I am” unfolding on the world stage. What a time to be alive,” said Congresswoman Clarke.
“The president’s decision represents the culmination of centuries of struggles and perseverance, and it is not lost on me that we are all truly blessed to bear witness to this moment in our American history. This momentous occasion also highlights Judge Jackson’s pedigree of legal excellence, her dedication, hard work, commitment and decades of outstanding service on behalf of the American people.”
“Judge Jackson brings along a wealth of cultural human experiences that will fundamentally better the Supreme Court’s ability to fulfill its purpose: to uphold equal justice for all Americans, regardless of their race, sex, or background. Today, millions of young Black women and girls possess a new understanding of what is possible in this nation. And that reflects the transformative power of representation. This historic milestone and nominee deserves the total support of the US Senate. May she be protected and divinely guided in her work in the years to come for all Americans.” said Clarke.
Yvette D. Clarke has been in Congress since 2007. She represents New York’s Ninth Congressional District, which includes Central and South Brooklyn. Clarke is a Senior Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where she serves on the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee, and is a Senior Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security.