Two Wisconsin senators are divided over whether they will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown. Jackson. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he would not vote for Jackson’s confirmation, while Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) said she would.
Senators across the US have declared their support or opposition to Jackson since the Supreme Court nomination hearings ended on March 24.
,The Senate is split 50-50 between the two major parties,” University of Wisconsin political science professor Barry Burden said in an email to The Badger Herald. “Everyone in his party needs to ensure Democrats approve the nomination. and get a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Harris.”
The vote, originally scheduled for April 4, has been stalled by a Senate committee for the past several days. according to this cnet, Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin has said he expects a vote to be held by April 8.
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Burden said the disagreement between the two senators is not surprising.
,Baldwin and Johnson already have the different voting records of any two senators from the same state,” Burden said. ,The two senators also split in different directions over the three nominations made by former President Trump.
In a statement, Johnson said he has “reservations” with Jackson as a nominee.
“I have always said that I seek to affirm the judges who enforce the law and do not alter it to achieve ideological policy priorities,” Johnson said in the statement. “Judge Jackson is constrained to answer questions about issues that may come up before the court, so I’ll just base my decision on what he said in his hearing and my assumptions about judicial appointments made by liberal Democrat presidents.” may be based on.”
Burden said Johnson’s stance on Jackson will be on voters’ minds when he runs for re-election in the fall, noting that high-profile cases related to abortion, voting rights and health care continue to be decided by court. Wisconsin’s Senate race will play a big role in determining whether Democrats retain their majority.
In a statement, Baldwin called Jackson “extremely well qualified and had strong experience working as a federal judge.”
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Judge Jackson has three Republican votes from US senators — Sen. Susan Collins (R-Main), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah). Guardian.
So far, Jackson has the support of all Democratic senators, according to CNBC,
With the support of all Democrats, as well as Senators Collins, Murkowski and Romney, Burden said Jackson would have no issue voting in court.