WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today applauded the confirmation of Judge Zahid Quraishi to serve on the U.S. District Court of New Jersey.


“Judge Quraishi is extraordinarily well qualified to serve New Jersey and our country as a federal judge. He is well qualified because of his character, who he is as a person, and his commitment to service. But he is well qualified on a higher standard than that. He is a patriot to this country. Patriotism is love of country and his actions have shown his love for America,” said Senator Booker. “I am so proud and excited that he will become the first ever Muslim American Senate confirmed federal judge in our country’s history. In a bipartisan vote, this is a chance to show our commitment to great people, to a great man. To a person of patriotism and conviction.”


Booker’s floor remarks in support of Judge Quraishi can be viewed here.


Earlier this week, the Senate confirmed Julien Xavier Neals to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.  Booker delivered remarks on the Senate floor in support of his nomination. View his remarks on Judge Neals here.