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Washington, DC  —  President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are honoring newly-confirmed Supreme Court pick Ketanji Brown Jackson today. The federal judge will be the first Black woman to ever serve on the nation’s highest court.

During a White House ceremony, the President called the confirmation an historic event and a moment of real change in American history.  Jackson called it an extraordinary honor and said she is truly blessed.  She thanked everyone who helped her on an “incredible journey” to the Supreme Court.

Biden said Jackson displayed humility, poise, integrity and a brilliant mind during a rugged Senate confirmation process.  The President accused some Republicans of displaying what he described as “vile” behavior toward Jackson.  Harris said Jackson will bring deep experience and wisdom to the Supreme Court.

The Senate confirmed Jackson this week on a vote of 53-47.  Jackson won’t take her seat on the Supreme Court until after retiring Justice Stephen Breyer steps down.  That will happen sometime after the end of the court’s current term this summer.