Washington, D.C. — Following a historic bipartisan confirmation vote for Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson in the Senate, Congresswoman Lucy McBath, member of the Congressional Black Caucus, released the following statement:

“Today is a joyous moment in American history. Today, the Senate has confirmed the first Black woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Today, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is a justice for the highest court in the land.

“This is a moment for joy. A moment to celebrate remarkable progress; to reflect on the history that has already been made by Justice Jackson’s confirmation, and the history that will be made by her presence on the Supreme Court. As a woman of color, I honor her role and all that she will mean for justice in America. Congratulations, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson!”