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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) issued the following statement regarding his vote opposing Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation to the United States Supreme Court:

“After careful deliberation, I cannot provide my consent to Judge Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court. I take seriously the advice and consent role of the U.S. Senate, and value judges who interpret the Constitution through originalism and do not legislate from the bench. Judge Jackson’s past rulings as a lone-court judge demonstrate a commitment to make new law rather than interpret the Constitution as originally written. Additionally, her past pro-abortion and pro-labor union rulings make clear she will not decide cases before the Supreme Court in a conservative manner. As such, I cannot support the lifetime appointment of Judge Jackson to the United States Supreme Court.”

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