AUSTIN, Texas — Today, Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa released the following statement on the swearing in of now-Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court:
“As this term’s rulings have shown in the most painful ways, this Supreme Court has rapidly become a wrecking ball against Americans’ rights and freedoms. Countless Texans have lost faith in the institution of the Supreme Court — and rightfully so.
“But Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, through her historic swearing in today, serves as a beacon of hope for so many people and, in the face of so much regression, symbolizes so much progress. She will be integral to restoring faith in the institution.
“A brilliant legal mind with a clear and impartial understanding of the Constitution, Justice Jackson will not only be a fair arbiter of the law, but will also show Black girls and women across Texas and the country that they too can take their seat at the table of the Supreme Court.
“We thank President Biden for nominating such an eminently qualified woman to the Court, and thank the Senate – with no thanks to Senators Cornyn or Cruz, who in this moment again chose raw partisan politics as they so often do – for their vote to confirm her to the bench. We look forward to Justice Jackson’s work in the years to come.”