This extraordinary woman
"I would tell them to persevere."
Giving advice to young people, Judge Jackson emotionally tells the story of being given crucial encouragement by a woman she did not know while a student at Harvard. pic.twitter.com/XmvrY95Fvk
— The Recount (@therecount) March 23, 2022
And also this very passionate moment from Cory Booker.
Sen @CoryBooker during a speech that has made Judge Jackson tear up, tells her "You have earned this spot. You are worthy. You are a great American." pic.twitter.com/Tbph51Pdh5
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) March 23, 2022
KBJ was so moved that tears came to her eyes. And Sherrilyn Ifill had a lovely take on that moment.
KBJ’s tears came not at the vile antics of those so grotesquely attacking her. They came upon being seen, honored and uplifted by a Black man willing to stand in the gap and demand the respect to which she is entitled. In that context, her tears were sacred & covered us all. https://t.co/TyAZluJTfK
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) March 24, 2022
You should also read Elie Mystal’s report on the day. We will all be honored when she takes her rightful place on the Court. ETA: You can see more of Cory Booker’s statement to Judge Jackson here.