(FreedomBeacon.com)- This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote to advance Biden’s nominee to the Supreme Court failed, with the panel deadlocked 11 to 11. However, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer held a procedural vote in the Senate to move Jackson’s nomination ahead despite the committee’s deadlocked vote.
And on Monday, the Senate voted 53 to 47 to advance Jackson’s nomination out of committee to the full Senate for a final confirmation vote.
Republicans Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins sided with all 50 Democrats and voted to advance Jackson’s nomination.
Before Monday’s Judiciary Committee meeting vote, Republican Senators reiterated their concerns over Jackson’s lack of judicial philosophy and her history of lenient sentencing of child sex predators. They highlighted a late-breaking report about a rapist who went on to re-offend after receiving a light prison sentence from Ketanji Brown Jackson.
Democrats on the committee spent their time attacking Republicans for questioning Jackson’s record and praising the radical judge for standing up under the meanie Republicans’ mean questions.
Monday’s 11 to 11 deadlock was the first Judiciary Committee tie on a Supreme Court nominee since Clarence Thomas in 1991. In that case, the Judiciary Committee ultimately voted to send Thomas’ nomination to the full Senate without its recommendation.
Majority Leader Chuck Schumer scheduled the final vote on Jackson’s confirmation for Thursday afternoon at which time she will be confirmed to serve a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court.
At the end of the day, there was never any doubt that Ketanji Brown Jackson would be confirmed.
With the 60-vote rule on judicial nominees no longer in place, Democrats always had enough votes to confirm her with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote.
The only chance Republicans had of stopping Jackson’s confirmation was a united Republican front and at least one Democrat defector. But with every Democrat announcing support for Jackson along with the defections of Romney, Collins, and Murkowski, stopping Jackson is impossible.