DC Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a statement celebrating President Joe Biden‘s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.
“Today, at the intersection of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, we celebrate the historic nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States,” Bowser said on Friday, February 25.
Today, in response to President Joseph R. Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States, Mayor Muriel Bowser released the following statement: pic.twitter.com/gkN3F0mPiR
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) February 25, 2022
“Born in DC and currently serving on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Judge Jackson is blazing new trails for young Black girls in DC and across the nation. She is a brilliant jurist who is more than ready to make history and put our nation on a stronger path forward as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court,” she continued.
Bowser praised the president for his decision and called on the Senate to rapidly approve Jackson’s nomination, which according to her is “a beacon of hope and a testament to the importance of representation.”
The mayor also emphasized that the upcoming confirmation process at the Senate is also a “stark reminder” of Washington, DC’s lack of Senate representation due to not being a state.