Pryor: Jackson’s confirmation marks ‘historic day for our nation’
INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Cherrish Pryor (D-Indianapolis), applauded the United States Senate on its historic confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the federal Supreme Court. Jackson was confirmed April 7 by a vote of 53-47. Jackson is the first Black woman, and fourth person of color, to be appointed to the court.
“My heart is filled with joy on this historic day for our nation,” Pryor said.
.“Judge Jackson's confirmation to the highest court in the nation should inspire every person in this country – regardless of race or gender – that our opportunities are boundless. We can't, however, dismiss the hurdles Judge Jackson had to overcome which were put in place by Republican legislators trying to use partisan politics to undermine Jackson's tremendous achievements and qualifications.”
Following Jackson's nomination to the Supreme Court in March, Pryor traveled to Washington D.C. for a rally in support of the judge. During that trip, Pryor joined other African American female legislators from around the country urging the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to support her confirmation.
Jackson will be sworn in later this summer when Justice Stephen Breyer retires from the bench.