Obamas Praise Ketanji Brown Jackson: ‘A Future We Can All Be Hopeful For’
'So many women of color now have a new role model'
Barack and Michelle Obama praised Ketanji Brown Jackson on Thursday in a tribute after the Senate voted to confirm her elevation to the Supreme Court.
The former first lady told the world in an Instagram post that she was moved to see the addition to the highest court in the land.
“Like so many of you, I can’t help but feel a sense of pride—a sense of joy—to know that this deserving, accomplished Black woman will help chart our nation’s course,” she wrote.
“So many women of color now have a new role model to look up to as she serves on the highest court of the land.”
“Thank you, Justice Jackson, for giving Black girls and women everywhere—including my daughters—a new dream to dream, a new path to forge, and a future we can all be hopeful for,” Obama gushed.
Former President Barack Obama also took to social media enthusing, “This is a great day for America and a proud moment in our history.”
President Joe Biden offered his praise by delivering hugs in the Oval Office after watching the vote on C-SPAN inside the White House as it took place in the Senate.
Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the vote.
Jackson won’t take office immediately.
As Brietbart noted:
Stephen Breyer is set to step down after the court concludes its current term, which is usually in late June or early July.
Only then will Jackson take the oath to become an associate justice.
A White House official told AP Jackson will remain in her role on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit but continue to recuse herself from cases.
As Neon Nettle reported last week:
Ketanji Brown Jackson has a troubling history of giving light sentences to child sex offenders.
During her confirmation hearings, Republicans have highlighted numerous cases where Judge Jackson has expressed an apparent soft spot for criminals who commit sex crimes against children.
In one of the cases, Jackson gave a slap on the wrist to a man convicted of child pornography charges.
However, the convicted pedophile, Wesley Hawkins, continued to offend after receiving a light sentence from Jackson.