Contact: Alexa Henning
WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) released the following statement on his intention to vote “no” on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“While I enjoyed my meeting and conversation with Judge Jackson and think she is a decent person with a compelling life story, I have reservations with her nomination to serve a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court. I am disappointed the White House did not offer availability prior to the first vote in the confirmation process that took place last night. I have always said I want to confirm judges that apply the law and not alter it to achieve ideological policy preferences. Judge Jackson is constrained in answering questions regarding issues that might come before the court, so I can only base my decision on what she said in her hearings and what my assumptions are regarding judicial appointments made by liberal Democrat Presidents. They universally nominate individuals who become judicial activists instead of the type of judge I described above. I sincerely hope she proves me wrong, but I will be voting no on Judge Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court.”