WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statement announcing her support for confirming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Senator Hassan’s announcement comes following her meeting with Judge Jackson this afternoon.
“The confirmation of Supreme Court Justices is one of the most important responsibilities of the Senate and one that I take very seriously. Over the last few weeks, I reviewed Judge Jackson’s record, her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and today I spoke with her about her commitment to the Constitution and the rights of Americans.
“I am impressed by Judge Jackson’s record and her legal career – clerking for judges appointed by presidents of both parties, working in the private and public sector, and most recently serving as a District Court judge and as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. In my conversation with her, she shared with me her unique perspective on the importance of public safety coming from a family who served in law enforcement. Her commitment to the rule of law and public safety has earned her a wide range of support, including from the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
“An independent judiciary is one of the hallmarks of a strong and vibrant democracy, and I am confident in Judge Jackson’s commitment to upholding our Constitution and the freedoms of Americans. For these reasons and more, I intend to vote for Judge Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.”