MSNBC host Al Sharpton said on MSNBC’s “Deadline” on Friday that Republican senators lack the “humanity” to say Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation vote was “historic.”
Sharpton said, “As great as it is today, for black women, for women, and for black people, we couldn’t all celebrate this together. They didn’t even have enough humanity to say it was historic. I think that’s very revealing. and she comes to the bench in a divided time, giving hope to people who are going to have to fight those divisions.
He continued, “We shouldn’t give people the wrong idea of what she’s going to have to deal with and what we’re all going to have to deal with. We’re in the middle of a midterm election starting, and we’re going to hear some ugly things. If they could be that ugly against her, we need to be clear with the odds we’re dealing with here. These people must be defeated. These people don’t need to be coddled or told they’ll get better. They’ve shown it time and time again, I mean Ketanji Brown Jackson is as good as you’ll get in any race. And they couldn’t agree on that, even some of them who had voted for her in the past. ”
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