U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn issued the following statement on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s swearing in as the first African American woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court:“The swearing in of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court is a historic and defining moment for our nation’s judicial system.
“Judge Jackson’s presence on the nation’s highest court, is an inspiration to people of color across the country, especially black women and girls. She brings some unique experiences that allow her to deliver justice empathically and equitably. I congratulate Judge Jackson on this significant achievement and am confident she will make an extraordinary Supreme Court Justice.
“I also congratulate Justice Stephen G. Breyer on his retirement and thank him for his nearly three decades long service and commitment to the values we treasure as American citizens.”