Biden’s Supreme Court Nominee Might Not Get Judiciary Committee’s Approval
GOP Senator Ben Sasse has announced that he will be a no vote on Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee.
This means that she might not get the approval of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Senate Judiciary Committee member Ben Sasse (R-NE) announced Friday night he will vote “no” on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination, threatening the committee’s approval of the judge.
If a majority of Judiciary Committee members do not vote to approve Jackson’s nomination, the vote may result in an 11-11 tie between Republicans and Democrats, forwarding her nomination to the Senate floor with additional procedural steps, meaning the nomination does not have the committee’s recommendation, which under other circumstances is often fatal.
A full Senate vote could then mean moderate Democrats may oppose Jackson’s nomination because of her record of soft sentencing on child pornography cases.