March 29, 2022

VIDEO: Senator Hirono Delivers Remarks in Support of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Nomination to SCOTUS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Mazie K. Hirono, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, delivered remarks at Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s weekly press conference in support of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Senator Hirono commended Judge Jackson for her composure and temperament throughout last week’s hearing, and noted the historical significance of Judge Jackson’s nomination, particularly as a role model to women and girls in this country.

“Judge Jackson showed what perseverance is and when she is on the Supreme Court, she will be a powerful example of perseverance to everyone in our country, but especially…especially to women, and Black women and girls,” said Senator Hirono.

Senator Hirono’s full remarks are below and can be viewed here.

I share the sentiments of my colleagues, with whom I am proud to be here in support of Judge Jackson.

She showed us what judicial temperament is—calmness in the face of unfounded, unsubstantiated attacks by some members of the committee.

And when she talked about being at Harvard, and feeling as though maybe she didn’t belong, and a Black woman that she didn’t know leaned to her and said, “Persevere,” I had tears in my eyes because perseverance was a watch word for me when I was growing up.

Judge Jackson showed what perseverance is and when she is on the Supreme Court, she will be a powerful example of perseverance to everyone in our country, but especially, especially, to women, and Black women and girls.

I am proud to support her.

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