McConnell Warns There Is One Basic Question Biden’s SCOTUS Pick Refuses To Answer
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is sounding the alarm that there is one basic question Biden’s nominee for the Supreme Court Ketanji Brown Jackson (KBJ) won’t answer.
Before the confirmations hearings began McConnell met with KBJ and after the meeting, it would appear his vote will be “no.”
There was one question she just wouldn’t answer.
McConnell told CBS host of Face the Nation, Margret Brennan that KBJ refused to give an answer when he asked if she supports expanding the number of justices on the Supreme Court. The Senator added that both RBG and Justice Breyer both issued an opinion that the court should not be expanded.
When Biden first nominated KBJ he wrote a professional but firm statement:
I congratulate Judge Jackson on her nomination. I look forward to meeting with her in person and studying her record, legal views, and judicial philosophy.
Senate Republicans believe the Court and the country deserve better than Senate Democrats’ routine of baseless smears and shameless distortions. The Senate must conduct a rigorous, exhaustive review of Judge Jackson’s nomination as befits a lifetime appointment to our highest Court. This is especially crucial as American families face major crises that connect directly to our legal system, such as skyrocketing violent crime and open borders.
I voted against confirming Judge Jackson to her current position less than a year ago. Since then, I understand that she has published a total of two opinions, both in the last few weeks, and that one of her prior rulings was just reversed by a unanimous panel of her present colleagues on the D.C. Circuit. I also understand Judge Jackson was the favored choice of far-left dark-money groups that have spent years attacking the legitimacy and structure of the Court itself.
With that said, I look forward to carefully reviewing Judge Jackson’s nomination during the vigorous and thorough Senate process that the American people deserve.
Additionally, Senator Josh Hawley has uncovered that KBJ has a record of going soft on pedophiles.
During his opening remarks of the confirmation hearing, Hawley said that he looks forward to hearing KBJ respond to his concerns about her opinions on sentences for sex offenders.
MUST WATCH: Senator @HawleyMO runs through seven cases where Ketanji Brown Jackson was lenient on pedophiles, giving them sentences that were far below the federal guidelines. pic.twitter.com/9msrXDkJ9Z
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