Three Republican senators — Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Mitt Romney of Utah — joined with the Senate’s 50 Democrats to secure Jackson’s confirmation.
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On Wednesday, Republican senators brought up his record on abortion and religious freedom as reasons to oppose his confirmation.
Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Senator Lindsay Graham said, marks “the first time in American history that we’ve nominated a woman who is unashamedly pro-life and embraces her faith without apology.”
Democratic senators grilled the Catholic Supreme Court nominee over her views on Roe v. Wade, and her signing of pro-life statements as a Notre Dame professor and as she was leaving church after a Sunday Mass.
Discussing her nomination, Barrett called the confirmation process “difficult” and “excruciating,” and that she and her husband had “a very brief amount of time” to make the decision whether or not to accept.
Sasse stressed the importance of religious freedom as one of the five “basic pre-governmental rights” enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution.
In remarks released Sunday, the judge said that she was “forever grateful” for the path blazed by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and that it would be the “honor of a lifetime” to serve on the Supreme Court.