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Post Politics Now With Romney and Murkowski’s pledged votes, Jackson has clear path to confirmation

Ketanji Brown Jackson speaks last month after President Biden introduced her as his Supreme Court nominee. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

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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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  • 1:45 p.m.: Biden talked about jobs and infrastructure at a White House event focused on trucking. Watch video here.
  • 2:45 p.m.: White House press secretary Jen Psaki conducted a briefing. Watch video here.
  • 4:30 p.m.: The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Jackson’s nomination. You can watch video of the meeting here.
  • 6 p.m.: House Republicans held a news conference following a briefing by the National Border Patrol Council. Watch video here.
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1:45 p.m.: Biden talked about jobs and infrastructure at a White House event focused on trucking. Watch video here.
2:45 p.m.: White House press secretary Jen Psaki conducted a briefing. Watch video here.
4:30 p.m.: The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Jackson’s nomination. You can watch video of the meeting here.
6 p.m.: House Republicans held a news conference following a briefing by the National Border Patrol Council. Watch video here.

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