It was looking a little shaky there for a second when Mitch McConnell flirted with the idea of voting to confirm Biden’s Supreme Court nominee to a lifetime appointment. We can clearly see now that the Senate Minority Leader was just saving face for press cameras.
After a disturbing performance during her confirmation hearing, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has not earned the vote of Sen. Mitch McConnell; hopefully, every other Republican follows suit.
“I cannot and will not support Judge Jackson for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court,” McConnell said on the Senate floor.
.@LeaderMcConnell: "I went into the Senate's process with an open mind, but after studying the nominee's record and watching her performance this week, I cannot and will not support Judge Jackson for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/DwrAm7FDwv
— The Hill (@thehill) March 24, 2022
His reasoning is sound but still fails to deliver the knockout punch that Joe Biden and the liberal Democrats deserve. There shouldn’t have been a question whether or not Republicans would back Jackson. Plain and simple. However, being the consummate politician that Mitch is, he allowed the public to believe he was open-minded about Jackson’s confirmation.
According to McConnel, Jackson was unprepared to answer basic questions about her judicial philosophy and pointed to her sparse record relative to other Supreme Court justices.
Not to mention she was chosen entirely based on her gender and skin color…
McConnell argued Jackson was not prepared to answer questions on her judicial record or philosophy, arguing her record was more sparse than previous nominees.
Facing tough questions about her judicial record, Jackson defended her approach to child pornographers and other pedophiles whom she regularly gave minimum sentences, bucking the advice from state prosecutors.
The bottom line is she gave heinous child predators extremely light sentencing, and for that alone she should be denied entry to our nation’s highest court.
Jackson’s nomination, McConnell argued, is part of a push from the Biden administration to make the nation “softer on crime.”
Additionally, Jackson brought an unprecedented level of left-wing activism to the bench. McConnell argued Jackson’s policy decisions and ideological bent were “seeped into her jurisprudence.”
Just three Republicans — Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina — previously voted to confirm Jackson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
However, after Graham’s performance on Wednesday, it’s highly unlikely he will make the same mistake again…
Author: Sebastian Hayworth