Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner lauded the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Thursday (April 7).
“Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson,” Turner tweeted. “Another door has been opened. This Court looks a little bit more like America.”
According to National Public Radio (NPR), the Senate voted 53-47 to confirm Jackson as the high court’s 116th justice. The Washington, D.C.-born Jackson is the first African American woman to sit on the Supreme Court.
President Joe Biden, who promised during his 2020 campaign to nominate a black woman to the country’s highest court, said the confirmation was a “historic moment,” NPR reported.