Where do senators stand on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination?

Washington— The Senate is about to vote Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court in the coming weeks, and with the conclusion of her marathon confirmation hearings, a steady stream of senators are revealing whether they will back the first black woman to be nominated for the nation’s highest court.

Jackson needs the support of a simple majority of senators to have her nomination clear the Senate and have the judge sit on the Supreme Court. She is expected to win support from the 48 Democrats and two independents who caucus with Democrats, and Jackson received her first Republican backing on Wednesday, when Senator Susan Collins of Maine announcement his intention to vote to confirm it to the Supreme Court.

The White House and Democratic leaders had hoped that Jackson would be confirmed with the support of senators from both parties, and Collins is so far the only Republican to announce her intention to vote “yes”. Other GOP senators who are considered possible votes in favor of Jackson, namely the senses. Utah’s Mitt Romney and Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski have yet to say what they will do.

Here’s where the senators currently stand on Jackson’s nomination, according to their most recent comments:

Senators who support Jackson’s confirmation



  • Joe Manchin, West Virginia
  • Tammy Baldwin, Wis.
  • Chuck Schumer, New York
  • Dick Durbin, Ill.
  • Michael Bennet, Colorado
  • Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut
  • Cory Booker, New Jersey
  • Sherrod Brown, Ohio
  • Ben Cardin, Maryland
  • Tom Carper, Delaware
  • Bob Casey, Pennsylvania
  • Chris Coons, Delaware
  • Tammy Duckworth, Ill.
  • Dianne Feinstein, California
  • Kirsten Gillibrand, New York
  • Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire
  • Martin Heinrich, New Mexico
  • John Hickenlooper, Colorado
  • Mazie Hirono, Hawaii
  • Tim Kaine, Virginia
  • Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota
  • Patrick Leahy, Vermont
  • Ben Ray Luján, New Mexico
  • Ed Markey, Massachusetts
  • Robert Menendez, New Jersey
  • Jeff Merkley, Oregon
  • Chris Murphy, Connecticut
  • Patty Murray, Washington
  • Jon Ossoff, Georgia
  • Alex Padilla, California
  • Gary Peters, Michigan
  • Jack Reed, Rhode Island
  • Jacky Rosen, Nevada
  • Bernie Sanders, Vermont
  • Brian Schatz, Hawaii
  • Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire
  • Tina Smith, Minnesota
  • Debbie Stabenow, Michigan
  • Jon Tester, Montana
  • Chris Van Hollen, Maryland
  • Mark Warner, Virginia
  • Raphael Warnock, Georgia
  • Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts)
  • Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island
  • Ron Wyden, Oregon

Senators who oppose Jackson’s confirmation


  • Mitch McConnell, Kentucky
  • John Boozman, Arkansas
  • Mike Braun, Indiana
  • John Corny, Texas
  • Ted Cruz, Texas
  • Josh Hawley, Mo.
  • Ron Johnson, Wis.
  • Cynthia Lummis, Wyoming
  • Roger Marshall, Kansas
  • Jerry MoranKansas
  • Rand Paul, Kentucky
  • Marco Rubio, Florida
  • Ben Sasse, Nebraska
  • Rick Scott, Florida
  • Thom Tillis, North Carolina
  • John Thune, South Dakota
  • Roger Wicker, Mississippi

The senators who did not say


  • Mitt Romney, Utah
  • Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
  • John Barrasso, Wyoming
  • Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee
  • Roy Blunt, Mo.
  • Richard Burr, North Carolina
  • Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia
  • Bill Cassidy, Louisiana
  • Tom Cotton, Arkansas
  • Kevin Cramer, North Dakota
  • Mike Crapo, Idaho
  • Steve Daines, Montana
  • Joni Ernst, Iowa
  • Deb Fischer, Nebraska
  • Lindsey Graham, South Carolina
  • Chuck Grassley, Iowa
  • Bill Hagerty, Tennessee
  • John Hoeven, North Dakota
  • Cindy Hyde-Smith, Mississippi
  • Jim Inhofe, Oklahoma
  • John Kennedy, Louisiana
  • James Lankford, Oklahoma
  • Mike Lee, Utah
  • Rob Portman, Ohio
  • Jim Risch, Idaho
  • Mike Rounds, South Dakota
  • Tim Scott, South Carolina
  • Richard Shelby, Alabama
  • Dan Sullivan, Alaska
  • Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania
  • Tommy Tuberville, Alabama
  • Todd Young, Indiana


  • Maria Cantwell, Washington
  • Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada
  • Mark Kelly, Arizona
  • Angus King, Maine
  • Kyrsten Sinema, Democrat of Arizona

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