Lankford, Inhofe to Oppose Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) today issued the following statements after meeting with Judge Jackson, who was nominated to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States:

“I’ve been clear about my position on Judge Jackson’s judicial philosophy since I opposed her nomination to the DC Circuit Court last year,” said Lankford. “A Supreme Court nomination is a life-time appointment. We should make sure any Justice is committed to limited government, the original interpretation of the Constitution, and a clear dedication to impartial justice. After meeting with Judge Jackson, I cannot state that I see that commitment. I have major concerns about past judicial activism, even cases where Judge Jackson has ignored the clear and explicit law written by Congress. I will oppose her confirmation next week.”

“While I enjoyed meeting Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and think she is a fine and decent person, I have sincere reservations with her nomination to serve a lifetime appointment on the highest court in the land,” Inhofe said. “I went into this meeting with an open mind, but after our meeting, and in consideration of her record and insufficient responses to serious questions posed to her by my fellow senators, I believe she would serve as a rubber-stamp for liberal activists’ agenda, which is inconsistent with our laws and the interests of the people of Oklahoma and across the nation. President Biden made clear that he would nominate someone who would vigorously defend the far-left’s radical, unconstitutional agenda and he has fulfilled that commitment. While I have respect for Judge Jackson as a person, I cannot and will not vote to confirm Judge Jackson to the Supreme Court.”