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Following GOP Filibuster, Judge Jackson Remains on Pace for Confirmation This Week

Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, said out loud on Monday what many may have thought about the Supreme Court nomination hearings where Republicans verbally lynched Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.

"Judge Jackson is a better person than me," Durbin announced.

He praised the nominee's restraint in the face of unhinged GOP senators who many suggested posed questions that bordered on being racist and obscene.

"She stayed calm and collected, showed dignity, grace, and poise. It is unfortunate that some moments in our hearing came to that. But if there's one positive to take...

 

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