Republicans tried their damnedest to upstage the Senate vote confirming Ketanji Brown Jackson and reinforced the disrespect they've repeatedly directed toward the person poised to become the first Black woman U.S. Supreme Court justice.
Civil rights leaders expressed disappointment at the U.S. Senate's failure to advance key voting rights legislation and change the filibuster rule, but they were also resolute in their will to keep fighting for equal and fair elections in a crucial election year.
In the face of Republican opposition, Kamala Harris, the nation's first Black and woman vice president, cast the historic tie-breaking vote in the U.S. Senate to confirm Rachael Rollins as the first-ever Black woman to be U.S. attorney for Massachusetts.
Rachael Rollins was given the latest in a series of setbacks in her nomination process to be the first Black woman U.S. Attorney in Massachusetts after Senate Republicans disingenuously described Boston's DA as being "pro-crime."
The NAACP offered to bail out any Texas House Democrat who gets arrested for walking out of the chamber in an effort to block racist election laws from being enacted in that state.
Capitol Police included the 79-year-old Rev. Jesse Jackson among the 20 people it detained and arrested for protesting against the filibuster on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
All but six Republicans voted against advancing a bill that would create an independent commission to study the U.S. Capitol attack, using the procedural mechanism known as the filibuster to end the bill's discussion.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries called out Senate Republicans ahead of their expected impeachment acquittal of Donald Trump in what he said would set a dangerous precedent for lame-duck presidents moving forward.
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