BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana Senator John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy will both be voting against Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Cassidy says after meeting with Jackson he’s voting against her nomination because she has the support of those that prefer “an activist judge”.
“President Biden chose Judge Jackson precisely because she is not a strict constructionist and because she had the strong support of those who prefer an activist judge. It is for these reasons that I will vote no,” said Senator Cassidy.
Cassidy met with Jackson last week.
Kennedy, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, revealed Monday he’ll be joining Cassidy with a no vote.
“I don’t agree with the judge on where, based on her opinions, she draws the limits of judicial power, and I don’t think she places as great an importance as I do on judicial restraint in a Madisonian system of checks and balances and separation of powers, and, for that reason, I will be voting no,” said Senator Kennedy.
Last week Senator Susan Collins became the first Republican to say they will support Jackson’s nomination.