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This afternoon, Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said they’ll support the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, forging a clear path to Jackson’s confirmation and her ascent to history as the first Black woman to sit on the court. The two Republicans announced their decisions moments after the Judiciary Committee voted to advance Jackson’s nomination to the full Senate. Jackson now has the support of at least three Republicans in the full Senate vote — Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said last week that she would vote to confirm her.
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