MADISON, Wis. —Today, Opportunity Wisconsin released the following statement after Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed by a bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate to become the 116th Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Senator Tammy Baldwin voted in favor of Judge Jackson, while Senator Ron Johnson voted against this historic nominee.
Meghan Roh, Opportunity Wisconsin Program Director:
“We applaud President Biden for following through on one of his first campaign promises to put a Black woman on the nation’s highest court and are grateful to Senator Baldwin for her vote after careful consideration of Judge Jackson’s record and qualifications. Unfortunately, Senator Johnson has voted against this historic nomination, despite Judge Jackson receiving bipartisan support. While this is a day of celebration, we are going to continue to hold Senator Johnson accountable to his constituents who demand he stop putting politics over the people of Wisconsin.”