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Roy Blunt Says Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Be Confirmed, But He Won’t Support Her

“I was hoping I could be a part of it,” the senator said.

Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, said he would not vote to support President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson, in her historic confirmation to the top court. of the country, citing disagreements with his judicial philosophy.

“I think it will definitely be confirmed. I think it will be a highlight for the country to see her take to the field,” Blunt exclusively told “This Week” presenter George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. “But I don’t think she’s the kind of judge who will really do the kind of work that I think needs to be done by the court. And I will not support her, but I will join the others and understand the importance of this moment.

The Senate has yet to schedule a vote on Jackson’s nomination, though the federal judge is expected to be confirmed by at least one Republican vote. Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine, announced Wednesday that she would vote to confirm Jackson.

Blunt met with Biden’s candidate on March 16. He did not support his nomination to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals in 2021.

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