Cory Booker Doesn’t Let GOP Ugliness Tar Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Historic MomentMay 30, 2022
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has been one of the most outspoken opponents of how the Republican Party has conducted itself during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But he didn’t let that get in the way of celebrating a historic moment for another African American woman, Ketanji Brown Jackson, who was confirmed as a federal judge on Thursday.
Brooker has been recognized by the international news as the most progressive member of the Senate and has been a strong voice in the #MeToo movement. He is also one of only three African American senators, Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Tim Scott (R-SC).
Despite their differences, Booker has shown that he is willing to work across the aisle when it comes to criminal justice reform. He was among the co-sponsors of the First Step Act, signed into law by President Trump last year. The law aims to reduce recidivism rates and provide resources for those released from prison.
It’s good to see that despite all the horror that has come out of Washington lately, there are still some moments where we can come together and celebrate our differences. Congratulations to Judge Jackson on her historic achievement. We are sure that Senator Booker will continue to fight for what he believes in, and we hope that more politicians can learn from his example.
Ketanji Brown Jackson is the second African American woman to serve on the federal bench and the first to be confirmed during the Trump administration. She was previously a public defender and served as a judge on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Her confirmation is a victory for women of color and those who have been fighting for criminal justice reform. Jackson has been an outspoken critic of mandatory minimum sentences and has called for an end to mass incarceration.
Corry is a confidant as he was heard encouraging Jackson saying that Jackson was about to make great history. Jackson will now join the ranks of only two other African American women who have been federal judges. Although this is a great moment, it is important to remember that there is still a long way to go for diversity on the bench. We need more people like Cory Booker, who are willing to stand up and fight for what’s right, regardless of party affiliation.