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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday vowed to oppose Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Biden’s Supreme Court nominee. Watch:
McConnell made the announcement despite going into the confirmation process with an “open mind.”
“After studying the nominee’s profile and seeing her performance this week, I cannot and will not endorse Judge Jackson for a lifetime appointment with the Supreme Court,” McConnell said. .
The famously calculating McConnell clearly read the tea leaves and decided that it would be unkind for the Republican Party to adopt a conciliatory tone with Democrats – even more than a Supreme Court nominee. high.
Senator John Cornyn has stated earlier that he believes the GOP’s support for Ketanji Brown Jackson will be “three south”.
“I think it’s south of three” Republicans are likely to support Jackson, Cornyn said. “That’s what happened in her appellate trial. She seems to be a very nice lady, and certainly does an excellent job, but I don’t think anyone is under any illusions about how she will line up in court.”
“KBJ,” as she was called, will almost certainly be identified as partisan. Democrats have a bare majority in the Senate, including Senate Speaker Kamala Harris who casts the decisive vote if necessary.
However, confirmation hearings have been optically poor for Democrats on several fronts in a midterm election year that could turn out to be extremely messy for their majority party.
Conservatives and independents have expressed concern about Brown Jackson’s record of unusual leniency in child pornography cases.
Judge Jackson sentenced a criminal to three months in prison for possessing hundreds of child pornographic pictures.
Proposed principles for 10 years. Prosecutors have requested 2yrs. Even the probation office said 18 months.
– Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) March 23, 2022
Senator Marsha Blackburn asked her about her track record of supporting a controversial radical program known as the Racism Doctrine.
.@MarshaBlackburn: “Do you consider Racial Theory Substantive in your sentencing decisions as a judge?”
Judge Jackson: “Race theory matters, any academic theory is not considered in my judgment. It never appeared in sentencing. ” pic.twitter.com/0Lck1uAWYM
– The Hill (@thehill) March 24, 2022
But Brown Jackson’s most memorable moment perhaps came when she sparked controversy and ridicule by refusing to define a ‘woman’.
Brown Jackson cannot define “woman”, insisting she is “not a biologist”.
Strong work from my Senator @MarshaBlackburn – reveals this overlap: KBJ cannot claim historical status as a pioneer black woman… but refuses to describe what defines a woman.pic.twitter.com/pUI2ebH2v4
– Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) March 23, 2022
She said she could not provide a definition, adding that she was “not a biologist.”
If Republicans have a majority in the Senate, she likely won’t be a Supreme Court Justice. But her confirmation hearings and recent Fear of health Justice Clarence Thomas should remind Americans of what is at stake in the midterm elections.
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