The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday voted 11-11 along party lines on U.S. President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, with the full Senate still expected to confirm her later in the week as the first Black woman to serve on the top U.S. judicial body.
The deadlocked committee vote, with Biden’s fellow Democrats in favor of advancing her nomination and Republican united in opposition, pushes the confirmation battle into its next phase – a showdown on the Senate floor.
Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, already has said the Senate was on track to confirm Jackson, a federal appellate court judge, to the lifetime post before its planned Easter recess that begins on Friday.
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Senate Judiciary Cmte votes 11-11 on Supreme Court Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. pic.twitter.com/5xexITGDvZ
— CSPAN (@cspan) April 4, 2022
News — In a party-line vote, Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocks 11-11 on the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to SCOTUS.
Next up: A vote tonight to discharge the nomination by full Senate. Simple majority is needed
Cloture vote: Thursday
Confirmation: Thursday or Friday
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 4, 2022
NEW: Senate Judiciary Cmte deadlocks on party lines on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Sup Ct nomination. But the tie vote now allows the confirmation process to advance on the Senate floor. Initial procedural vote expected tonight; final vote as soon as Thurs. https://t.co/ElyC5aLkVI
— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) April 4, 2022