Ketanji Brown Jackson Becomes First Black Female Supreme Court Judge in America, Biden Hugs Her in Video

Ketanji Brown Jackson Becomes First Black Female Supreme Court Judge in America, Biden Hugs Her in Video

  • Ketanji Brown Jackson has been confirmed by the Senate and would be the first black woman to sit on the Supreme Court in America
  • During the moment of her confirmation, she and President Joe Biden watched the proceeding and hugged afterwards
  • Many people who reacted to the news praised the historical moment and said they watched the confirmation clip many times

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The US Senate on Thursday, April 7, confirmed President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson, and she made history as the first black woman to sit in the top court.

The vice president, Kamala Harris, also a black woman, presided over the hearing in her political function as the president of the Senate, CNN reports.

Presdient Joe Biden hugged her.
The judge was teary-faced during her confirmation by the Senate. Photo source: @potus
Source: Instagram

When she swill be sworn in

It should be noted that Jackson’s swearing-in would come after Justice Stephen Breyer hit retirement early in Summer.

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The woman will maintain her current status in the US Court of Appeals. Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer described the moment as one of joy.

Jackson made big history

He revealed that in the 223-year history of the Supreme Court, there has never been a black woman who held the position. He said:

“…Ketanji Brown Jackson will be the first and I believe the first of more to come."

Watch the moment President Biden hugged her below:

Congratulatory messages pour in

Below are some of the reactions:

yesfiercebish said:

"My heart is bursting, what an important & well deserved moment in our collective history; so special."

kellygharp said:

"THANK YOU JUSTICE BROWN JACKSON for all the times YOU persevered."

samiraj08 said:

"Watching this brings tears to my eyes, her reaction was everything."

susancheez said:

"Beautiful moment."

modonaghy said:

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"I could watch this again and again."

lovebabeee67 said:

"I’m cryingggg, we really did it Joe! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Thank you to Georgia voters too for making this a possibility!

kimani.panthier said:

"The smile on Ketanji’s face just does my heart glad!"

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