Rand Paul Held Up Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Senate Vote, And Twitter Was Not Having It

Rand Paul Held Up Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Senate Vote, And Twitter Was Not Having It

7 Apr    Finance News

The Senate may have confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Thursday, but no thanks to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

Although Jackson was confirmed in a 53-47 vote, the Kentucky Republican made his fellow senators wait over 15 minutes before the vote could be concluded, according to Politico.

Video: Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court

Paul, who was inexplicably absent when the vote stood at 53-46, eventually showed up and voted against Jackson — from the cloakroom, because he wasn’t wearing a suit. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) also voted without wearing a suit.

Many people weren’t surprised by Paul’s behavior. He also blocked an anti-lynching bill in 2020.

Twitter users had strong feelings about his lack of professionalism.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

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