Senator Warnock Pens Touching Letter to Daughter After Ketanji Brown Jackson Vote
Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock shared a touching letter he wrote to his daughter Chloé after the Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to be the first Black woman justice on the Supreme Court Thursday.
Warnock, 52, posted the letter – which he wrote on official Vice President stationary given to him by Kamala Harris – on Twitter, captioning the sentimental moment, "This one's for you, Chloé."
"Dear Chloé, Today, we confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court," he began. "In our nation's history, she is the first Supreme Court Justice who looks like you – with hair like yours."
"While we were voting on the floor of the Senate, a friend of mine – the Vice President of the United States handed me this piece of paper and suggested I write a note to someone who comes to mind," he continued, adding, "By the way, she is the first Vice President who also looks like you!"
"So, I write this note to say you can be anything, achieve anything you set your head and heart to do! Love you! Dad."
The Senate voted Thursday to confirm President Joe Biden's lifetime appointment of Judge Jackson to the Supreme Court.
Once Jackson takes the oath of office this summer, she will become the first Black woman justice, fulfilling a campaign promise that Biden made during the 2020 presidential election.