WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) released the following statement as the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson begin.
Congresswoman Williams said:
“Representation matters. I applaud President Biden for his demonstrated commitment to inclusivity with this historic nomination. When Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is confirmed, little Black girls everywhere will be able to see themselves as a Supreme Court Justice. Judge Jackson will bring much-needed diversity of identity, perspective, and experience to the Supreme Court bench. Even more, Judge Jackson brings a commitment to protecting our constitutional rights, especially reproductive and voting rights. Judge Jackson is one of the country’s best legal minds and she deserves a fair and timely hearing in the Senate. I look forward to seeing Judge Jackson become the first Black woman Supreme Court Justice.”
Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty said:
“I had the pleasure of speaking with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson earlier this month and it became immediately clear why President Biden chose her. Her words, actions, and readiness clearly demonstrate that she has been preparing for this moment her entire life. From her work on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, to the eight years she spent as a federal trial court judge, to her early days as a public defender, Judge Jackson will bring an unprecedented resume to our nation’s highest court. She is poised to be the most historic and impactful Supreme Court Justice of the 21st century. Judge Jackson will also bring her lifetime of perspective as a Black woman, something our nation’s highest court has never seen. We know that when America’s boardrooms, legislatures, and even the Supreme Court start to resemble America, we all benefit.”
Congresswoman Nikema Williams proudly serves Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District. Congresswoman Williams serves on the exclusive Financial Services Committee where she is Vice Chair of the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the Select Committee for the Modernization of Congress. She is Freshman Class President and Co-Chairs the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus. Congresswoman Williams builds on the Fifth District’s legacy as the cradle of the civil rights movement as a champion of voting rights, closing the racial wealth gap, and ensuring the promise of America for all–regardless of their ZIP code or bank account.