Among everything else going on in the world, Americans will have the privilege of witnessing another chaotic Senate nomination process for Joe Biden’s far-left SCOTUS pick.
[source: The Daily Wire]
The Senate hearings for nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson have been set for March 21, leading to a potential vote that could confirm the first black woman to sit on the nation’s highest court by next month.
Senate Judiciary Committee Dick Durbin announced the scheduled hearing this week as Jackson shared her first meetings with senators in Washington, D.C.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson for the week of March 21. If confirmed, Jackson would be the first Black woman to serve as a justice in the court’s 200-plus year history. https://t.co/o1IowyXFz9
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 2, 2022
Jackson is slated to meet with lawmakers today from both parties, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson is on Capitol Hill today for her first meetings with senators as Democrats eye a swift confirmation process. Jackson’s first meeting is with Senate Leader Chuck Schumer. She’s also scheduled to meet with McConnell, Durbin, Grassley. pic.twitter.com/2o3B9UKLEP
— Mary Clare Jalonick (@MCJalonick) March 2, 2022
Joe Biden has announced Ketanji Brown Jackson last Friday as his nominee for the Supreme Court to replace Justice Stephen Breyer, a Clinton-era appointment who recently announced his retirement. In a Twitter post released on Wednesday, the cognitively deficient president referred to Jackson as “a proven consensus builder, an accomplished lawyer, and a distinguished jurist.”
Judge Jackson is a proven consensus builder, an accomplished lawyer, and a distinguished jurist. She deserves to be confirmed as the next justice of the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/JRU8EDmqL7
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 2, 2022
Despite glowing statements from the Biden administration, conservative leaders are sharing a more measured view of Jackson ahead of the committee nomination hearings.
Senator Ted Cruz could be the barrier that stands in between Biden’s success in nominating a Supreme Court Justice, even though Jackson was already confirmed twice by the Senate. The Texas Republican has voted against Jackson in the past when she was up for nomination on the D.C. Circuit court.
No one in the legal community has considered Jackson a “top legal mind.” For example, Jackson was considered to be at the bottom of the pack of the roughly ten district judges former President Barack Obama appointed to the D.C. federal district bench.
In fact, Jackson is notorious for her high record of opinions reversed by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Legal scholars have also criticized Jackson for her “clunky” writing style. American lawyer Ed Whelan said Jackson’s opinions have “clunky verbiage,” “clumsy images,” and “mischosen words.”
Jackson was also criticized for using “shocking” political language when she wrote “presidents are not kings” in a 2019 opinion regarding a House Judiciary Committee subpoena request for former White House Counsel Don McGahn to testify. Ironically, that decision was reversed by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
So much for consensus building, Joe!
Author: Nolan Sheridan