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:
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
Sen. Lindsey Graham’s criticism
On regrets of the hearing
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.