The Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson wrapped up Thursday after four tumultuous days.
Jackson spoke about her judicial experience and her family and addressed the historic nature of her nomination, which would make her the first Black female Supreme Court justice. The hearing also featured contentious moments of harsh questioning by committee Republicans and an emotional speech from Democratic Sen. Cory Booker.
Here are clips of some of the most notable moments:
Jackson’s opening statement Monday was weighted toward her upbringing, and the gratitude she felt toward her parents as well as her faith.
Sen. Cory Booker’s speech
After a long two days of harsh questioning from Senate Republicans, the New Jersey Democrat defended Jackson, putting her nomination in historic context in an emotional speech that brought tears to the nominee.
Jackson’s message to youth
Jackson was emotional when she told a story about her time at Harvard, with the ultimate message to young people to “persevere.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham’s criticism
Wednesday, the South Carolina Republican railed on her sentencing of child pornography offenders and even criticized her as an “activist.”
On regrets of the hearing
Jackson had a sharp response when GOP Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri asked her if she regretted the three-month sentence she issued in a child porn case where prosecutors were seeking two years.
A pause says it all
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas pressed Jackson about critical race theory. CNN’s Abby Phillip outlines what the judge’s response meant.