The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday voted on whether Biden Supreme Court Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson would receive a full Senate vote.
The vote was a deadlock 11-11, split by party lines. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer will motion to discharge and send it to the Senate this week.
“If there are no further comments, I’m favorably reporting the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States,” said Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin said before the vote.
“A tie vote was recorded on judge Jackson’s nomination to be the associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States… I’ll transmit to the secretary of the senate a notice of this tie vote,” he said following the vote.
Jackson’s nomination has been controversial due to her lax sentencing of child pornographers and her inability to define the word woman.
Senator Lindsey Graham went so far as to say that had the Republicans been in charge, Judge Jackson would not have been given a hearing.
“If we get back the Senate, and we’re in charge of this body, and there are judicial openings, we will talk to our colleagues on the other side,” said Graham on Monday, according to MSN. “But if we were in charge, she would not have been before this committee.”
The Biden administration has, obviously, voiced their support for Jackson.
President Biden tweeted on Monday: “Judge Jackson will bring extraordinary qualifications, deep experience and intellect, and a rigorous judicial record to the Supreme Court. She deserves to be confirmed as the next justice.”
Judge Jackson will bring extraordinary qualifications, deep experience and intellect, and a rigorous judicial record to the Supreme Court.
She deserves to be confirmed as the next Justice.
— President Biden (@POTUS) April 4, 2022