Manchin Backs Ketanji Brown Jackson Nomination

Headline Roundup March 25th, 2022

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Friday morning that he would vote in favor of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court. 

Manchin’s support nearly guarantees Jackson’s eventual appointment, since no Senate Democrat has opposed the nomination and filibusters are not allowed on judicial confirmations. In a statement posted to Twitter, Manchin said he had met with Jackson and found her to be “warm and gracious,” adding, “I am confident that Judge Jackson is supremely qualified and has the disposition necessary to serve as our nation’s next Supreme Court Justice.” A final confirmation vote is expected in early April. 

Coverage was widespread and mostly balanced across the spectrum on Friday. While some say it is biased to label Republican criticisms as “attacks,” that framing was present in some outlets on both sides, including Fox News (Right) and CNN (Left). Coverage from both sides also noted that Jackson would be the first black woman on the Supreme Court. 

From the Center
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Sen. Joe Manchin said Friday that he will vote for Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the next Supreme Court justice, all but ensuring she will become the first Black woman to sit on the top U.S. court.

“After meeting with her, considering her record, and closely monitoring her testimony and questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, I have determined I intend to vote for her nomination to serve on the Supreme Court,” the West Virginia Democrat said in a statement.

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From the Right
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Sen. Joe Manchin Friday said that he will support Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the Supreme Court, as the nominee inches closer to confirmation. 

"After meeting with her, considering her record, and closely monitoring her testimony and questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, I have determined I intend to vote for her nomination to serve on the Supreme Court," Manchin, D-W.Va., said in a Friday statement. 

"Her wide array of experiences in varying sectors of our judicial system have provided Judge Jackson a unique perspective that will serve her well on our...

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Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin announced Friday that he will vote for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to be confirmed to the Supreme Court, clearing the way to an all-but-certain confirmation.

The West Virginia Democrat has become a pivotal vote in the evenly divided Senate, as he often sides with Republicans, and his opposition could have blocked Jackson from becoming the first Black woman to sit on the bench.

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