Catherine Henry, President Joe Biden’s judicial nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday she has “a lot of support in Philadelphia in the legal community.”

“Everyone has been encouraging me to do this, because they believe I can do it, they believe I can be a good judge,” Henry, a career public defender, said during her nomination hearing before the committee. “I am thrilled at even being considered for this position.”