A Republican from Missouri will not support a judiciary candidate for the nation’s highest court.
Sen. Roy Blunt refused to vote in support of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson.
“She is certainly qualified [and] I think she has got a great personality … but the judicial philosophy seems to be not the philosophy of looking at what the law says and the Constitution says and applying that,” he said according to ABC’s “This Week” program.
“I will not be supporting her but I will be joining others in understanding the importance of this moment,” he added.
Blunt believes Joe Biden’s administration is just trying to put more African Americans on the court bench.
“My sense is that the president certainly had every good intention and every right in the campaign to talk about putting the first black woman on the court,” he said according to the broadcaster.
“I was hoping that I could be part of that [and] I had a great conversation with her,” he added.
Fellow GOP Sens. Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) have also ruled out voting in favor of Jackson’s nomination.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y) earlier demanded Clarence Thomas’s resignation, because the U.S. Supreme Court associate justice’s wife supported Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
Virginia Thomas allegedly text-messaged these sentiments to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. In addition, she reportedly attended the 2021 “Stop the Steal” rally before feeling cold and returning home.
“Clarence Thomas should resign; if not, his failure to disclose income from right-wing organizations, recuse himself from matters involving his wife, and his vote to block the Jan. 6 commission from key information must be investigated and could serve as grounds for impeachment,” Ocasio-Cortez previously said.