U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris lauded the appointment of Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first female black U.S. Supreme Court Judge.
“Today is, indeed, a wonderful day as we gather to celebrate the confirmation of the next justice of the United States Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson,” said Harris.
She cited President George Washington’s remark of America being a “great experiment,” — “a nation founded on the previously untested belief that the people — we, the people — could form a more perfect union. And that belief has pushed our nation forward for generations. And it is that belief that we reaffirmed yesterday — through the confirmation of the first Black woman to the United States Supreme Court,” she noted.
The Vice President said further that Judge Jackson, “will inspire generations of leaders,” and added that future generations will watch Jackson’s confirmation hearings and read her decisions.
“The road toward our more perfect union is not always straight, and it is not always smooth. But sometimes it leads to a day like today — a day that reminds us of what is possible — what is possible when progress is made and that the journey — well, it will always be worth it,” noted Harris.
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