The Senate hearings for Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, Kentaji Brown Jackson, began on Monday and one GOP Senator, Tennessee’s Marsha Blackburn, tore into Jackson’s past with particular vigor, describing Jackson as promoting “restrictions on children and families, and freedom for criminals.”
Hitting her for that in a brilliant question (or tirade, depending on perspective), Senator Blackburn said:
At the start of the pandemic, you advocated, and again I quote, for “each and every criminal defendant in the D.C. Department of Corrections custody should be released.”
That would have been 1500 criminals back on the street if you had had your way. And you used the COVID-19 pandemic as justification to release a fentanyl drug dealer, a bank robber addicted to heroin, and a convict who murdered a U.S. Marshal into our communities.
But your efforts to protect convicts began before the pandemic. You used your time and talent, not to serve our nation’s veterans or other vulnerable groups, but to provide free legal services to help terrorists get out of Gitmo and go back to the fight.
Watch her here:
That was a surprisingly bold question from an otherwise somewhat muted and tame GOP Senate, a Senate that doesn’t seem to have the spine to stand up to as radical a nominee as Jackson, but it shouldn’t have been surprising for those who have listened to Blackburn’s statements on Jackson.
For example, appearing on Fox, Blackburn skewered Jackson for the “1500 criminals” that she asked about in the Senate hearing, saying:
“I’m very troubled about her record, whether it was when she was in private practice, the sentencing commission, or on the bench. She would’ve let 1,500 prisoners go during COVID. Among the ones she let go were a murderer, [and] a bank robber. These are hardened criminals back on the streets. She also has been soft on child pornography.”
She echoed that worry about Jackson’s pro-criminal record in the same Fox segment, saying:
“She doesn’t seem to have a judicial philosophy. She will not be clear about where she [supports] court packing. I have talked to a lot of women who were quite concerned about her record when it comes to how she’s dealt with crime, how she’s been soft on criminals, and soft on child pornographers and child abusers.”
While Blackburn was the standout candidate during Monday’s hearings, a few other GOP stalwarts might soon speak out more and hit Jackson’s radical record. As Breitbart reports:
Sen. Hawley was measured in his tone, but indicated that he intended to pursue questions about sentencing for sex offenders. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) flagged Judge Jackson’s documented past support for Critical Race Theory and Black Lives Matter, and noted that he would raise the question of radical left-wing prosecutors who are backed by left-wing donor George Soros.
so, perhaps Blackburn’s tough line of questioning and messaging inspired a few others to action and will turn a surprisingly tame hearing into a bit of payback for Kavanaugh.
By: Gen Z Conservative, editor of GenZConservative.com. Follow me on Parler and Gettr.
This story syndicated with permission from Will, Author at Trending Politics
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