Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) also told reporters that the GOP treatment of Jackson was "disgusting."
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) issued fierce criticisms of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kent.), who held up passage of an anti-lynching bill he previously voted to pass.
Sen. Cory Booker moved Ketanji Brown Jackson to tears as he spoke of the “joy” of this historic moment of a Black woman being the likely next Supreme Court justice.
The Democratic senator noted the “indignities that are still faced” by Black women as the Supreme Court nominee endured ugly GOP attacks at her hearing.
America’s justice system treats the most marginalized groups in society very differently, even for nonviolent drug offenses.
The Senate Majority Leader plans to submit legislation in the next "several months."
Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J. and Richard Burr, R-N.C., introduced the bill to honor Till and his mother with the highest civilian honor that Congress awards.
The far-right House member tried to make a pithy comment about Sen. Cory Booker's breakthrough COVID case.
Both Democratic senators were reportedly experiencing only mild symptoms.
Sens. Dick Durbin and Cory Booker have asked the president to commute the sentences of federal inmates who were released to home confinement.