KBJ’s SCOTUS confirmation will be a ‘highlight for the country’

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that while he will vote against confirming Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, her confirmation will be a “highlight for the country.”

Blunt said, “My feeling is that the president certainly had every right intention and every right in the campaign to talk about putting the first black woman in the field. I think it’s time for that to happen. I was hoping to be part of it. I had a great conversation with her.

He continued, “The judicial philosophy seems to be not the philosophy of looking at what the law says, and the Constitution says and applying it, but of going through a method that lets you try to look at the Constitution as a more flexible document and even the law, and there are cases that show that is his point of view.

Blunt added: “It will definitely be confirmed. It will be a highlight for the country to see her step onto the pitch and bring her unique perspective to the pitch. I don’t think she’s the kind of judge who will do the job that I think needs to be done by the court. I will not support her. I will join others in understanding the importance of this moment.

Anchor George Stephanopoulos said: “If this is a high point for the country, why not support it?”

Blunt explained, “Well, I think lifetime appointments have different criteria.”

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