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Mitt Romney will vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court despite voting against her last year
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Mitt Romney will vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court despite voting against her last year

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said that he would vote in favor of confirming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Romney posted a statement to his Twitter account on Monday after the nomination moved from the Judiciary Committee to a vote from the full U.S. Senate after a deadlock partisan vote.

"After reviewing Judge Jackson's record and testimony, I have concluded that she is a well-qualified jurist and a person of honor. While I do not expect to agree with every decision she may make on the Court, I believe that she more than meets the standard of excellence and integrity," said Romney.

"I congratulate Judge Jackson on her expected confirmation and look forward to her continued service to our nation," he added.

Romney was criticized last week when he said he was undecided on Jackson's nomination despite having voted against her nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit last year. He explained that he would make a "much deeper dive" into her judicial opinions and judicial philosophy than what he did previously.

Romney's support for Jackson's nomination means she will more than likely be elevated to the Supreme Court since two other Republicans have already said they support her nomination: Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine.

In her statement about the nomination, Collins touted Jackson's "sterling academic and professional credentials" despite saying she would very likely disagree with some of Jackson's opinions.

President Joe Biden nominated Jackson to fill the seat that will be vacant after the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer later this year.

She is expected to be confirmed by the end of the week and become the first female African-American U.S. Supreme Court justice.

Here's more about Jackson's nomination:

Senate panel deadlocks on Jackson; confirmation on trackwww.youtube.com

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Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia

Staff Writer

Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News. You can reach him at cgarcia@blazemedia.com.