Senate Votes 53-47 To End Debate On Ketanji Jackson

The Associated Press reports:

The Senate cleared the way Thursday for a final vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, preparing to endorse the Black woman on the high court and giving President Joe Biden a bipartisan endorsement for his historic pick.

A 53-47 vote to cut off debate Thursday morning came hours before Jackson’s expected confirmation.

The White House said Vice President Kamala Harris would be present to preside, though her tie-breaking vote won’t be necessary. Three Republican senators have said they will support Jackson, who would replace Justice Stephen Breyer when he retires this summer.

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We’ll have a live-stream of the final vote shortly.