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Crapo to Vote Against Ketanji Brown Jackson

Senator Mike Crapo

Washington, D.C.– U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) released the following statement regarding his decision to vote against Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court:

“I valued the opportunity to meet with Judge Jackson to discuss her judicial philosophy.”

“After reviewing her record and taking careful consideration of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, I have concluded I cannot vote to confirm her to a lifetime appointment on the United States Supreme Court.  I have serious reservations about her judicial philosophy and willingness to interpret the law as written.”

“I have long said Justices nominated for a lifetime appointment should rule based on law and the original intent of the U.S. Constitution, not legislate from the bench.  Judge Jackson has failed to demonstrate a commitment to this constraint.”

“As with previous considerations of nominees to the Supreme Court, I take my responsibility of confirming Supreme Court justices very seriously and took every opportunity to learn more about Judge Jackson.  Her record simply does not reflect she would rule based on law and not legislate from the bench.”