Congresswoman Nikema Williams Statement on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation to Supreme Court Bench
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as a Supreme Court Justice.
Congresswoman Williams said:
“Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation as the first Black woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice is a historic moment. I attended Judge Jackson’s confirmation hearing where her legal brilliance was on display. The magnitude of that moment as Judge Jackson proved to little Black girls everywhere that they can now become a Supreme Court Justice filled me with optimism for our country.
“Today’s confirmation shows how far Black women have come. That not a single Black woman was able to vote for Judge Jackson’s confirmation because there are no Black women in the US Senate amplifies how far we still have to go toward full representation. Judge Jackson brings much-needed diversity of perspective and background to the Supreme Court and her confirmation is a tremendous step toward true equality for all.”
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.