Yahoo News reports:
The Senate Judiciary Committee was split on whether to approve the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. The vote on Monday went as expected, with the committee’s Democrats voting in favor of holding a Senate-wide confirmation vote, and the Republicans opposing her nomination’s advancement.
The vote was split, but Democrats control the Senate, allowing Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to discharge Jackson’s nomination to floor of the chamber. He did so shortly after the committee vote, and the full floor is expected to vote Monday evening on whether to vote to confirm Jackson.
And here’s the latest.
GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski on her decision to vote for KBJ’s confirmation this week:
“She will bring to the Supreme Court a range of experience from the courtroom that few can match given her background in litigation.”
— Ali Zaslav (@alizaslav) April 4, 2022
ALERT: Sen Lisa Murkowski (R-AK):
“After multiple in-depth conversations with Judge Jackson and deliberative review of her record and recent hearings, I will support her historic nomination to be an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.”
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) April 4, 2022
NEWS: Sen MURKOWSKI: “I will support her historic nomination to be an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.”
Becomes second GOP YES after Collins.
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) April 4, 2022