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Wicker to vote against confirmation

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) will be voting against the confirmation of Judge Wicker to vote against confirmation of Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States. Wicker’s office issued a statement from the senator this past weekend.  

“Last year, I voted against confirming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to a federal appeals court because I had serious doubts about her record and judicial philosophy,” Wicker said. “After seeing her closely examined this week by the Senate Judiciary Committee, I stand by my original concerns.

“Judge Jackson has consistently evaded basic questions from Senators about her views of the law, the role of a judge, and her record. I was especially disappointed that she failed to disavow the idea of court packing, which radical left-wing groups have advocated as a means of imposing their will on the country.

“President Biden promised to appoint an activist judge and he has done exactly that. I am persuaded she would have no reluctance to legislate from the bench. I will be voting against her confirmation.”

Mississippi U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MIss.) has not announced how she would vote, but many believe she will also follow Wicker in opposing the nomination. 

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