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Rand Paul withheld Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Senate vote, and Twitter didn’t have it

The Senate may have confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Thursday, but not thanks to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

Although Jackson was confirmed in a 53-47 vote, the Kentucky Republican made his fellow senators wait more than 15 minutes before the vote could be concluded, according to Politico.

Paul, who was inexplicably absent when the vote stood 53-46, eventually showed up and voted against Jackson — from the locker room, because he wasn’t wearing a suit. Senator Lindsey Graham (RS.C.) also voted without wearing a suit.

Many people weren’t surprised by Paul’s behavior. He also blocked an anti-lynching bill in 2020.

Twitter users had strong feelings about his lack of professionalism.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.


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