Senate Committee Deadlocks on Biden SCOTUS Nominee

The Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination in a Monday vote, the panel’s first tie on a high court pick since 1991.

Senators voted 11-11 on sending Jackson’s nomination to the full Senate, with the vote breaking down along party lines. The evenly split committee is one of the byproducts of the 50-50 Senate.

It’s the first committee tie vote on a Supreme Court nominee since Justice Clarence Thomas’s nomination.

The split vote doesn’t sink Jackson’s nomination, but it will require the Senate to formally discharge her nomination from committee. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is expected to move to do so later Monday, the first time a Supreme Court nominee has had to be discharged from committee since 1853.

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