Sen. Booker: ‘Rise, Sister Jackson, Rise, Judge Jackson, All the Way to the Highest Court in the Land’ – Video

U.S. Senator Cory Booker

( – Today, at the United States Senate Judiciary Committee meeting about whether or not the committee will vote to send the United States Supreme Court nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the full Senate for a floor vote, United States Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) quoted famed poet Maya Angelou while speaking about why he will vote to confirm Judge Jackson to the Supreme Court.

You can watch the video below.

Booker said to the committee:

“How qualified do you have to be? Double Harvard.

How qualified do you have to be? Clerking at all levels of the federal judiciary.

How qualified do you have to be? Three times confirmed by the Senate in a bipartisan manner.

I have to say, today is the birthday of a great poet named Maya Angelou. And so I’m just gonna end with those words. Why does this poem strike a chord with so many Americans? Because they feel it to their bones. And so this is in honor of Maya Angelou, and the next Supreme Court Justice of the United States of America. Happy Birthday, Maya — Dr. Angelou.

‘You may try to write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lies. You may trod me down in the very dirt, but still like dust, I rise.’

Rise, Sister Jackson, rise, Judge Jackson, all the way to the highest court in the land. And when we have that final vote, I will rejoice. Ancestors will rejoice! And we will say, Lord, this is a day that you have made. Thank you.”

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