Last 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.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell already came out against Jackson’s confirmation after she refused to give her opinions on court packing. Other ‘moderate’ Republican Senators have expressed their concerns about her views on Critical Race Theory and her light sentences for sex offenders.
Throughout the week, other Republican ‘swing voter’ Senators have said that they will not confirm Jackson.
The Epoch Times Reports–
“Swing-voting Senate Republicans are lining up against the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court (SCOTUS), dashing Democrats’ hopes that she would win moderately bipartisan support.
Many swing-voting Republicans insisted that they opposed her due to her performance in other positions and her lack of a clearly-stated judicial philosophy.
On Thursday Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), who voted to confirm Jackson to the D.C. District Court of Appeals last June, said that he would not support Jackson’s confirmation this time around.
“I oppose and will vote against the nomination of Judge Jackson to the Supreme Court,” Graham announced in a Twitter thread.
Despite her “exceptionally good character,” Graham said, “[Jackson’s] record is overwhelming in its lack of a steady judicial philosophy and a tendency to achieve outcomes in spite of what the law requires or common sense would dictate.
“After a thorough review of Judge Jackson’s record and information gained at the hearing from an evasive witness, I now know why Judge Jackson was the favorite of the Radical Left.”