Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Biden’s SCOTUS nominee, was confirmed by the Senate. The judge received 53 votes in favor, including 3 GOP votes, and 47 votes opposing her nomination. So, what happens now?
For the DNC, the bipartisan victory for President Biden is likely to be exploited ahead of the midterm elections this upcoming November.
For the GOP, the Biden victory is likely to be used in talking points reminding conservatives of the importance of taking back the Senate and voting in November. If the Senate is taken back, we could expect any potential vacancy to be left empty until a conservative president is elected, not happening until November 2024.
The progressive left will celebrate Ketanji Brown Jackson (the first Black woman to be on the Supreme Court) and idolize her as a form of an identity-politics savior.
In the Supreme Court, future cases are unlikely to be impacted by Brown Jackson’s place on the bench as she is replacing another liberal justice in a conservative-led Court. Opinions and potentially “woke” dissents could inspire social justice warriors through social media.
This article originally appeared in El American’s newsletter on April 8, 2022. Subscribe for free here!