Dems: Biden Administration Keeping its Promise to Indian Americans
WASHINGTON, DC – President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Democrats are keeping their promise to the Indian American community because they make the difference. The president helped get America back to work, provided funding to support Asian American families and small businesses, and got kids safely back to school. He’s creating a government that looks like America, as statement from the Democratic National Committee said.
Starting at the top with the nation’s first Black and South Asian vice president, the Biden-Harris administration nominated 16 Asian American federal judicial nominees, which represents 18 percent of all federal judicial nominees. President Biden has also placed Asian Americans in senior roles in the White House and the Cabinet. As Republicans stand in the way of progress for the American people, Democrats continue to fight for a diverse America and deliver results that matter, the statement said.
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, DNC AAPI Caucus Chair Bel Leong-Hong, and DNC Women’s Caucus Chair Lottie Shackleford, issued the following joint statement regarding the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson:
“History has been made. The U.S. Senate voted in a bipartisan fashion to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. In doing so, they reaffirmed what millions across the country have seen: Judge Jackson is a brilliant, graceful, experienced, fair-minded jurist who will bring much-needed perspectives to our highest court.
The court would greatly benefit from the insight of a woman of color, a public defender, a judge who has served at the district and appellate levels and clerked at the Supreme Court. It is staggering that Judge Jackson embodies all those perspectives and more.
Judge Jackson has shown girls — especially girls of color — how big they can dream and just how profound an impact they can have on our nation. Her story is uniquely American. She represents the best of us and our shared values. We are grateful to President Biden, Vice President Harris, and the senators who confirmed Judge Jackson for taking another important step to build a government that looks like America.
Today (April 10) proves once again that diverse women can accomplish anything. They can be vice president. They can shape the future of our nation. And they can serve on the Supreme Court.”