'God has got you': Did Cory Booker just make one of the greatest speeches ever? Internet thinks so

'That was fabulous. He is fabulous. Treated a black woman with respect, unlike the men and women of the @GOP,' a user tweeted


                            'God has got you': Did Cory Booker just make one of the greatest speeches ever? Internet thinks so
Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was left in tears as Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) with his impassioned speech (Getty Images/ Chip Somodevilla and Anna Moneymaker)
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The Senate confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson on Wednesday, March 23, took an emotional turn as Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) gave his touching testimony on racial progression. He also showed immense support to Jackson and declared his gratitude towards her nomination to the Supreme Court.

Booker said, “It’s hard for me not to look at you and not see my mom. Not to see my cousins, one of them who had to come here and sit behind you. She had to have your back. I see my ancestors and yours. But don’t worry, my sister. Don’t worry. God has got you. And how do I know that? You’re here, and I know what it’s taken for you to sit in that seat.”

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The 52-year-old attorney also noted: “You have earned this spot. You are worthy. You are a great American.” In his speech, he mentioned abolitionist Harriet Tubman and said, “I thought about her. And how she looked up, she kept looking up no matter what they did to her she never stopped looking up. And that star was a harbinger of hope. Today, you’re my star. You are my harbinger of hope. This country’s getting better and better and better. And when that final vote happens, and you ascend on to the highest court in the land, I’m going to rejoice.”

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While listening to Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) speak, a single tear runs down the cheek of Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 23, 2022, in Washington, DC (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Booker, the only Black member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, also used his time to condemn the attacks made against Jackson’s past sentencing decisions. He stated: “This is a new low,” while calling the accusations “meritless to the point of demagoguery”. He then remarked: “The way you have dealt with some of these things, that’s why you are a judge and I am a politician. You have sat with grit and grace and have shown us just an extraordinary demeanor.”

Booker also added that he wants to tell her “when I look at you this is why I get emotional. You’re so much more than your race and gender. You’re a Christian, you’re a mom. Your intellect.” His moving speech brought tears to Jackson’s eyes who was seen grabbing a tissue and wiping tears streaming down her cheeks.

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (R) (D-NJ) and Patrick Jackson, husband of Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, talk following the end of her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, March 23, 2022 in Washington, DC (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, people on the internet praised Booker’s speech as a user tweeted, “That was fabulous. He is fabulous. Treated a black woman with respect, unlike the men and women of the @GOP.” The second one wrote: “Senator Booker provided a deeply touching and perfect moment that many Americans needed after a (repeated) sad show of inappropriate and immature behavior today. KBJ is awesome and Booker rocks!” The third user added: “Loud and proud- thank you Senator Booker for acknowledging this amazing, bright, and beautiful woman…. Our future Supreme Court Justice!!”

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While listening to Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) speak, Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's eyes fill with tears during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 23, 2022 in Washington, DC. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Joe Biden's pick to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court, would become the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court if confirmed. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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A person noted: “In a world full of people like Josh Hawley, be like Cory Booker.” Yamiche Alcindor, Anchor and Moderator of @WashingtonWeek on @PBS, said: “A moving moment. Sen Cory Booker makes Judge Jackson tear up as he extensively praises her and reiterates the joy he feels for her place in history. Booker said, ‘Don’t worry, my sister. God has got you. … You have earned this spot. You are worthy. You are a great American.’” “Booker's speech will go down in history for its passion and history lessons,” a tweet read.

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