Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic Supreme Court confirmation hearings kicked off Monday. The four hour-long hearing consisted of speeches from senators, introductions of Jackson by two of her colleagues, and brief remarks from the nominee herself. 

In her opening statement during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Jackson, 51, said she was blessed to be “born in this great nation” and added: “I must also pause to reaffirm my thanks to God, for it is faith that sustains me at this moment.” 

Here are five things to take away from day one for the confirmation:

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