“I applaud President Joe Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Brown Jackson’s impeccable credentials, serving as a federal court judge for nearly a decade and on the D.C. Circuit, a highly prestigious appeals panel since last year proves that she has been appropriately and rightfully considered to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.
“On behalf of the people of Newark, we are grateful that President Biden is honoring his campaign promise to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court. With a pedigree in direct alignment with current Supreme Court Justices, she is more than qualified to hold this position. Furthermore, if she is nominated, she would replace her former mentor, Justice Stephen G. Breyer, who helped shape her legal approach and would in no way disrupt the court’s current convictions.
“I wholeheartedly agree with President Biden’s statement that for too long, our government and courts haven’t looked like America. I welcome this nomination and am immensely grateful that we are entering an era reflective of Dr. King’s Dream during Black History Month. Certainly, Judge Brown Jackson’s distinguished career in service to the American people, capped by a scrupulous character, is appropriately recognized by this historic nomination.”