Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney announced Monday evening they'll vote

to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination to the Supreme Court.

All 50 Senate Democrats, including the two independents who caucus with them, are expected to vote for Jackson's confirmation.

GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine announced last week that she would vote to confirm Jackson,

giving her more than enough support to be approved for a lifetime appointment on the nation's highest court.

She will be the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court, if confirmed.

The Senate Judiciary Committee reached an 11-11 tie along party lines on Jackson's nomination earlier Monday.

Democrats were prepared for the deadlock and the outcome will not prevent

Jackson from being confirmed by the full Senate.Top Democrats expect that

vote will happen later this week ahead of a planned recess for the Easter holiday.

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