Senate Republicans

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.

Almost 152 years since Black voting rights were established by the 15th Amendment, federal intervention to protect voting rights remains essential.

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.

Democrats were sent back to square one after Senate Republicans used a filibuster to block the For The People Act -- legislation that would have overhauled U.S. elections and greatly benefitted Black voters, in particular.

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.

The pressure is on Donald Trump’s lawyers criticized for their ineptitude as well as Senate Republicans after House Democrats rested their case on the third day of the former president’s second impeachment trial.

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.

No matter which side of Trump's impeachment you're on, don't get your hopes up as there is no guarantee that the type of justice you're expecting to see will happen during his Senate trial.