On Thursday, after the Senate confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, the leftist broadcast networks continued their swooning from earlier in the day over Jackson’s “historic” confirmation. With ABC’s Rachel Scott gleefully race-baiting “white men will be in the minority” on the court.
ABC’s World News Tonight anchor David Muir led off the cheerleading by touting the “historic vote in the Senate” and once again repeating how, “Judge Jackson will now be the first black woman to serve on the nation's highest court.”
Serving as the unofficial stenographer for the Biden administration, Muir reported eagerly how Vice President Kamala Harris proclaimed it to be a “glorious day” and noted how there were “cheers and some tears in the Senate chamber,” after the vote took place.
He then turned to Scott for her report where she gushed that Judge Jackson was “cementing her place in history.” She took a brief break from drooling over Jackson for just long enough to trash Republican Senators, complaining that they “quickly filed out [of the Senate chamber], walking past Mitt Romney of Utah as he stood applauding. Romney, along with Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, the only Republican Senators to vote yes.”
Scott then celebrated that once Jackson is sworn in “for the first time in history, four of the nine justices will be women. And white men will be in the minority.”
On CBS Evening News, anchor Norah O’Donnell was also quick to celebrate the moment at the top of her show:
We are going to begin here in our nation's capitol because today we had a front-row seat to something that has never happened in our nation's history. Something that will no doubt change the lives of many Americans for decades to come.
O’Donnell was quick to repeat the favorite liberal line that “the court has not represented the diversity of the American people” but noted how Biden “promised to change that” during his presidential campaign.
Meanwhile, on NBC Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt announced at the beginning of the program his excitement about the newest leftist to join the high court: “The lines of history and the course of this nation's racial legacy intersected at the United States Capitol today.”
Holt pretentiously bragged about the historic moment: “the first black woman Vice President Kamala Harris presiding over the official Senate confirmation vote of Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the country's first black woman Supreme Court Justice.”
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ABC’s World News Tonight
6:32:50 p.m. Eastern
DAVID MUIR: And we begin tonight with that historic vote in the Senate playing out this afternoon. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed by the Senate. All of the Democrats and three Republicans voting to make history. Judge Jackson will now be the first black woman to serve on the nation's highest court. And we learned today that as the vote was taking place, Judge Jackson was at the White House with President Biden, watching the vote. Sharing a hug when it became clear she would make history. It was Vice President Kamala Harris who made history herself when elected Vice President, she presided over the vote. The Vice President calling it a glorious day. There were cheers and some tears in the Senate chamber today. Judge Jackson's confirmation fulfilling President Biden's campaign promise to appoint the first black woman to the Supreme Court. Rachel Scott leading us off tonight from the Capitol.
RACHEL SCOTT: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson cementing her place in history. Cheers ringing out in the chamber, Senators wiping away tears. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus crowding in the back. Republicans quickly filed out, walking past Mitt Romney of Utah as he stood applauding. Romney, along with Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, the only Republican Senators to vote yes. At the White House, President Biden and judge Jackson watched together hand in hand.
SCOTT: When the 51-year-old Jackson joins the court, for the first time in history, four of the nine justices will be women. And white men will be in the minority.
CBS Evening News
6:32:06 p.m. Eastern
NORAH O’DONNELL: We are going to begin here in our nation's capitol because today we had a front-row seat to something that has never happened in our nation's history. Something that will no doubt change the lives of many Americans for decades to come. Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for a lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court. For its 233-year history, the Supreme Court has weighed in on one of the most important issues in America that affect our everyday lives. But the court has not represented the diversity of the American people. President Biden promised to change that. And six weeks ago, he nominated Judge Jackson in one of the most consequential decisions a President can make. Three Republican Senators broke with their party to vote for Jackson, Mitt Romney of Utah. Susan Collins of Maine. And Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Well, there are a number of other important firsts. It will be the first time two black justices are on the Supreme Court at the same time, and the first time there will be four female justices.
NBC Nightly News
7:01:57 p.m. Eastern
LESTER HOLT: Good evening, everyone. The lines of history and the course of this nation's racial legacy intersected at the United States Capitol today. There we saw the first black woman Vice President Kamala Harris presiding over the official Senate confirmation vote of Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the country's first black woman Supreme Court Justice. On a 53-47 vote with all Democrats and three Republicans voting aye, Jackson is now set to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer later this year. Her confirmation celebrated at the White House with a hug between Jackson and President Biden, captured in this photo. After the two watched the vote take place together. A full-circle moment for the President who vowed as a candidate to nominate a black woman to the court. A moment also nearly up upstaged by a curious delay.