(Washington, DC) Today, in response to the historic confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, Mayor Muriel Bowser released the following statement:
“Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson has made history. Today is a historic day for our nation. It is a historic day for Black women. And it is a day filled with great hope for the future of our country and a demonstration of what is possible when we believe in ourselves, believe in the potential of American democracy, and persevere.
“During her hearing, Justice Jackson said that she hopes to inspire young people. And she already has — she has inspired all of us with her character, integrity, and brilliant legal mind. And from our nation’s highest court, she will continue to inspire Americans for generations to come.
“While we are disappointed that Justice Jackson’s 700,000 fellow Washingtonians weren’t represented in today’s vote, on behalf of our entire city, I want to share how proud she has made Washington, DC. Justice Jackson, we stand shoulder to shoulder with you, ready to move our nation forward — ready to persevere.”