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Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on the Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement after President Biden announced his intent to nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States:

“I congratulate Judge Jackson on the honor of being nominated to the Supreme Court, and I look forward to sitting down with her as I study her record and judicial philosophy. 

“While I have concerns about how President Biden is handling this nomination process, I look forward to evaluating Judge Jackson on her record, views, and judicial philosophy alone. Sadly, Senate Democrats have undermined the American people’s confidence in previous judicial confirmation processes with vicious personal smears and unfounded accusations. These kinds of shameless attacks demeaned the Senate and made a mockery of our constitutional role in providing advice and consent to the president on nominations. I believe Judge Jackson should be treated with the dignity and decorum that has been lacking from the consideration of past nominations.

“The people of Texas deserve a rigorous investigation of Judge Jackson’s nomination. This is especially key in a time when too many parts of our executive and judicial branches are at risk of politicization, and when Americans face crises directly related to our legal system with unenforced federal laws at our border and in prosecutors’ offices across the country.

“While I previously voted against confirming Judge Jackson to her current position on the D.C. Circuit, I will engage in careful consideration of her nomination. I will closely scrutinize her record, as I firmly believe that justices must hold fidelity to the Constitution and the proper role of a judge—that of an impartial jurist, not a robed partisan.”