Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are pushing for a vote tonight on moving her nomination to the full Senate and hope to get Jackson confirmed before they go on Easter recess this weekend.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she did not know whether she would withhold her vote to protest the timing of the appointment, but she said the quality of the confirmation process would be a factor.
In selecting Joshua Kindred, President Trump veered from the process Alaska’s senators normally use.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski helped the Senate confirm President Trump’s 65th federal trial court judge. The nominee, Wendy Vitter, overcame substantial criticism from abortion rights groups.