Manchin Says He Supports Jackson For Supreme Court. Will Murkowski Make It Bipartisan?

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Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) said Friday that he intends to support President Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, essentially ensuring Jackson’s confirmation.

Manchin, who has been a roadblock to some of Biden’s nominees and agenda items, announced his backing for Jackson in a statement one day after the Senate Judiciary Committee concluded its confirmation hearings.

“I am confident Judge Jackson is supremely qualified and has the disposition necessary to serve as our nation’s next Supreme Court Justice,” Manchin said.

Lisa Murkowski has met personally with Jackson, but has not, as of yet, has not stated how she would vote.

Three Republicans voted last year to confirm Jackson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit: Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Lindsey Graham (S.C.).

Lindsey Graham has stated he would be a ‘no’ vote.

President Biden has stressed it is important to him that the confirmation of Judge Brown Jackson be bipartisan.