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Are you watching the confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson?

On the one hand, it's historic — the first Black woman to face a Supreme Court confirmation hearing.

On the other hand, it's been more of the same old nonsense from some of my colleagues — asking her about everything but her qualifications and views on the Constitution.

They've spent hours whining about decades-old confirmation hearings. They've given her disingenuous, condescending lectures. They've badgered her repeatedly about political controversies that have nothing to do with being a judge.

They are making a mockery of the serious work of a confirmation hearing, while Judge Jackson has answered every question with the deftness and wisdom we should expect from a future Supreme Court Justice.

President Biden has nominated and the Senate has confirmed dozens and dozens of highly-qualified federal judges who are reshaping our courts in powerful and profound ways.

But if we lose the Senate, you know what happens next: The march of progress stops.

We are facing a critical fundraising deadline on March 31. Chip in right now to help us meet our fundraising goals to keep and build our Senate majority.


Posted on March 23, 2022.

Born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Jeff Merkley has never lost touch with his working class roots.

As a U.S. Senator, he works every day to create opportunity for working families, stop the corruption of our democracy, and tackle the climate crisis.

A workhorse and a progressive champion, Jeff Merkley is leading a movement to get our country back on track.

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