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U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis said Wednesday he’ll vote against confirming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, citing concerns over her politics.

The Republican senator from North Carolina gave Jackson a mixed review, acknowledging her as a qualified nominee but expressing fears of judicial activism in a prepared statement Tillis spokesman Adam Webb released.

“There is no doubt that Judge Jackson is well qualified, and her nomination as the first Black woman to the Supreme Court is historic,” Tillis said. “I was impressed with her knowledge, her composure and her character during more than 20 hours of questioning. However, based on her record, I still hold my initial concerns that she may legislate from the bench instead of consistently following the Constitution as written.”

Tillis said Jackson missed an opportunity to “take a firm public stand against a liberal, dark money court-packing scheme that represents a fundamental threat to the independence of the federal judiciary” when she declined to offer an opinion on adding more justices to the high court.

“Although I will not support her confirmation, it is highly likely Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will be confirmed to the Supreme Court in the coming weeks, and I wish her and her wonderful family all the best in her continued public service to our great nation,” he said.


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( March 30th, 2022 @ 8:59 pm )
If you read Tillis' statement closely, he only promises to vote against her on the floor. He implies she will get out of committee to have a floor vote, and is silent on whether he will vote to send her nomination to the floor. If Tillis does that, then he is a useful idiot for the Democrats. Republicans need to contact his office and tell him the vote of his that we are watching on this nomination is his vote in committee, and we expect him to vote against sending this awful nomination to the Senate floor.
( March 30th, 2022 @ 8:07 pm )
The vote of Tillis that matters is the vote in the Judiciary Committee on whether to send Jackson's nomination to the full Senate. If he votes for her on that vote, he has stabbed us in the back, no matter what he does in the floor vote. The vote in committee is the only one that can stop Jackson, so lets hope Tills will man up there and not betray us.
( March 30th, 2022 @ 5:33 pm )
If RINOs like Tillis stay in line on the vote in the Judiciary Committee, her nomination can be killed there on a tie vote. The problem is if one or more of them plays the game of voting for her before they vote against her, letting her nomination out to the full Senate where she cannot be stopped. A vote against her there is meaningless if they vote to let her nomination out of committee to go to the floor. That is really the key vote on Comrade Jackson.

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