Wicker Statement on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Nomination

Miss. Senator: “I Will Be Voting Against Her Confirmation”

March 25, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today released the following statement on the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States:

“Last year, I voted against confirming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to a federal appeals court because I had serious doubts about her record and judicial philosophy. After seeing her closely examined this week by the Senate Judiciary Committee, I stand by my original concerns.

“Judge Jackson has consistently evaded basic questions from Senators about her views of the law, the role of a judge, and her record. I was especially disappointed that she failed to disavow the idea of court packing, which radical left-wing groups have advocated as a means of imposing their will on the country.

“President Biden promised to appoint an activist judge and he has done exactly that. I am persuaded she would have no reluctance to legislate from the bench. I will be voting against her confirmation.”