Susan Collins backs Ketanji Brown Jackson, giving SCOTUS nominee at least 1 GOP vote

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) will vote to confirm nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, The New York Times reported Wednesday. She is the first Republican to publicly announce her support.

With Collins' support, Democrats can now boast "some degree of bipartisanship" around Jackson's historic nomination. The endorsement should also avoid Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote — just so long as all 50 Democratic senators move together, the Times notes.

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