This week, confirmation hearings for President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson began. The judge, who went to Harvard University for law school and has been both an appellate judge and served on the United States Sentencing Commission, was either incapable of or refused to answer simple questions about her judicial philosophy and her past rulings.
Jackson has faced scrutiny by conservative lawmakers for giving light sentences to pedophiles who were in possession of child pornography or seeking out sexual relations with minors.
When Senator Josh Hawley asked her about a case where she gave a three month sentence to an 18 year old engaged in sexual conduct with an 8 year old, she refused to justify the decision and said she would have to look back at the details of the case.
SEN. HAWLEY: “Judge, he [child porn offender] was 18. These kids were eight. I don't see in which sense they're 'peers.'"
— Election Wizard 🇺🇸 (@ElectionWiz) March 22, 2022
Ted Cruz included a chart that showed Jackson’s record of giving light sentences for pedohpilia and child pornography related offenses.
😳😳😳 Senator Cruz DESTROYS Supreme Court Justice nominee Ketanji Brown with one graphic illustration of how she lets criminals charged with CHILD PORNOGRAPHY off the hook with lighter sentences. 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/2wi8Z52NnM
— 100PercentFedUp.com🇺🇸 (@SassyConservat1) March 23, 2022
In other instances, Senators asked her for answers to simple questions like if she could provide a definition for what a woman is or when she thought life began, and she replied that she didn’t have an answer.
The Gateway Pundit Reports-
❌ Can’t define what a woman is.
❌ Doesn’t know when life begins.
Totally not a radical. This is fine 🔥 pic.twitter.com/4u3dqlirll
— Zachery Henry (@zhenryaz) March 23, 2022
“Senator Blackburn merely asked Jackson whether she could define the word “woman.”
“I can’t,” Jackson responded.
“You can’t?” Blackburn asked. Blackburn seemed to have expected a response that was at least a bit more substantial than that.
“Not in this context. I’m not a biologist,” Jackson said.
And with that follow-up, Jackson had fallen into the senator’s trap.
“The meaning of the word woman is so unclear and controversial that you can’t give me a definition?” Blackburn asked.
“The fact that you can’t give me a straight answer about something as fundamental as what a woman is underscores the dangers of the kind of progressive education that we are hearing about.”
Here, Blackburn referred to critical race and gender theory and its impact on schools throughout America.
Jackson, however, was unwilling to comment on those topics. “I’m not sure what message that sends,” she said when asked of trans athletes beating biological women in competitions. “If you’re asking me about the legal issues related to it, those are topics that are being hotly discussed, as you say, and could come to the court,” she said in order to avoid commenting further.
Senator Kennedy also managed to get a quick shot in at Jackson. “When does life begin,” the senator asked.
She also had no answer to that relatively straightforward question.”