In a statement outlining his decision, Mancin said, “I met with Judge Jackson and assessed his qualifications to be a Supreme Court judge. I’m determined. ”
Manjin’s announcement is noteworthy because he is a moderate Democrat and a major swing voter in the Senate. His decision to vote “yes” will help the Senate Democrats confirm the ballot to confirm the candidate.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer promised in a podium on Thursday that he would bring the recommendation to the Senate site “in short order” as soon as the Senate Judiciary Committee makes the appointment. The Judiciary Committee is expected to hold a vote on the nomination on April 4.
Jackson appeared before a high-level confirmation commission this week, which included serious questions from Senate Republicans.
So far, no Democrats have publicly signaled they will vote against the candidate, and while Republicans have unleashed politically harmful attacks, allegations that Jackson is soft on crime have been pushed back by the candidate and several Democrats.
Although the Republicans attacked the candidate’s record this week, the Democrats praised his credentials and experience, describing him as exceptionally deserving. Democrats continue to emphasize the historic nature of Jackson’s appointment. If confirmed, Jackson would be the first black woman to serve as a Supreme Court judge.
Collins and Murkowski are not on the Senate Judiciary Committee, so they do not have the opportunity to question the person nominated during the hearings.
But Graham is a member of the team. The South Carolina Republican candidate asked tough and highly critical questions because he would not support his candidacy.
Graham told CNN earlier this week that it was “fair” to see red flags.
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