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On Thursday, April 7, the Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson as the newest member of the Supreme Court, breaking a historic barrier by confirming her as the first Black female justice and providing President Joe Biden with bipartisan support for his pledged attempt to diversify the Supreme Court.

People argued against Jackson throughout the confirmation process, claiming she was selected solely on race or gender.

Paul Dames, the chairman of the Vermont Republican Party, stated that he thinks she’s qualified, but he’s concerned that her personal beliefs may affect her decision-making, further splitting the parties. He believes Republicans should concentrate on the November elections because the Senate is evenly divided.

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“She meets all of the experience requirements,” Dames noted, “but Joe Biden ran as an uniter, and this decision was far further to the left than the people who voted for him expected.”

Judge Jackson is a Harvard graduate and the first Supreme Court justice to have worked as a public defender.

Jackson was also a Supreme Court clerk and the vice-chair of the United States Sentencing Commission.

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