The Senate confirmation hearings for President Biden’s Supreme Court pick begin Monday morning, setting the stage for a high-stakes showdown between Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and some lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
“With Democrats in narrow control of the Senate and Jackson receiving three GOP votes in the past for her confirmation to a federal appellate court, Jackson heads into the hearings on a solid path toward confirmation. But Republicans don’t intend to let her off easy, raising concerns on everything from her past work as a public defender representing Guantanamo Bay detainees and whether she was too lenient on sex offenders as a district court judge,” reports Fox News.
“The problem is I haven’t been able to find a single case where she has had a child porn offender, a pedophile in front of her, where she hasn’t given him the most lenient sentence she possibly could,” Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., recently told “Hannity.”
“Judge Jackson is a proud mother of two whose nomination has been endorsed by leading law enforcement organizations, conservative judges, and survivors of crime,” White House spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement to Fox News. “This is toxic and weakly-presented misinformation that relies on taking cherry-picked elements of her record out of context – and it buckles under the lightest scrutiny.”
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