Senate Confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court

The US Senate voted 53-47 to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on April 7, making her the first black female justice to serve on the nation’s highest court.

All 50 Democratic Senators were joined by three Republicans — Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Mitt Romney of Utah — in supporting Jackson’s nomination.

This footage, taken in the Senate on Thursday, shows Senators applauding after Vice President Kamala Harris confirmed Jackson’s nomination.

Jackson will replace retiring Justice Stephen G Breyer when he steps away from the court. Credit: CSPAN via Storyful

Video transcript

KAMALA HARRIS: On this vote, the yeas are 53, the nays are 47, and this nomination is confirmed.


Under the previous order, the motion to reconsider is considered made and laid upon the table. And the president will immediately be notified of the Senate's action.

CHARLES SCHUMER: Madam President, very happily I note the absence of a quorum.



KAMALA HARRIS: The clerk will call the roll.

- Miss Baldwin.