Hollywood Celebrates Ketanji Brown Jackson SCOTUS Confirmation: ‘Glorious Day'
Senate voted 53-47 on Thursday to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
Hollywood celebrities rejoiced after the Senate voted 53-47 on Thursday to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The confirmation marks President Joe Biden’s first appointment to the country’s highest court.
Celebrities ignored the controversies surrounding Judge Jackson, including her history of lenient sentencing in child pornography cases, her support of critical race theory, and her apparent inability to define what a woman is.
Some even used Thursday’s vote to accuse Republican senators of racism for daring to ask tough questions during the judge’s confirmation hearings.
Celebrities gushed their praise of Judge Jackson, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mark Ruffalo, Viola Davis, Rosanna Arquette, and John Leguizamo.
“Glorious day for America, heading toward that ‘more perfect Union,’” Ruffalo tweeted.
“You’re an absolute inspiration,” Louis-Dreyfus crowed.
“Today we celebrate history in the making,” Arquette wrote.
HBO’s Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus offered the most effusive praise, saying that “history” was being made.
Let’s all stop for a moment to appreciate the history being made today.— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) April 7, 2022
Congratulations, JUSTICE Ketanji Brown Jackson.
You’re an absolute inspiration. pic.twitter.com/qF2KoTu8wG
Viola Davis, who plays Michelle Obama in the upcoming Showtime series The First Lady, also called it a historic day.
Congratulations Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson!!! You have made history! ❤❤❤ pic.twitter.com/nkdMjW53dm— Viola Davis (@violadavis) April 7, 2022
Disney-Marvel’s The Avengers star Mark Ruffalo called it a “glorious day for America.”
Glorious day for America, heading toward that “more perfect Union.” #SheWillRise #InKBJWeTrust pic.twitter.com/UzWygvC3bJ— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) April 7, 2022
Rosanna Arquette accused GOP senators of racism and trying to sabotage her nomination.
Comedian Sandra Bernhard also attacked Republicans as “hateful.”
Today we celebrate history in the making. Congratulations !!And we also will never forget The horrible way honorable Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was cross examined by racist Gaslighting GOP members to sabotage her nomination.— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) April 7, 2022
Disney’s Encanto star John Leguizamo whooped his approval of Judge Jackson’s confirmation.
Historic first! #ketanjibrownjackson #supremecourt woohoo 🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/EHldsm9P8U— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) April 7, 2022
TBS’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee gushed over Judge Jackson.
Congratulations to Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, who didn't need to tell us what the definition of a woman is, but instead showed us: by breaking down barriers and achieving your goals, all while having to pretend Ted Cruz doesn't exist.— Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (@FullFrontalSamB) April 7, 2022
Paramount Network’s Yellowstone star Piper Perabo echoed Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) by declaring “Happy Ketanji Brown Jackson Day.”
Happy Ketanji Brown Jackson Day 👸🏿 https://t.co/311FNUT59A— Piper Perabo (@PiperPerabo) April 7, 2022