Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today that he “can not and will not” confirm Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
In a clip shared in a tweet by Breaking 911, McConnell reported, “The judiciary committee has completed its hearing for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.”
Jackson’s hearing was completed today with the testimony of outside witnesses and experts from the American Bar Association.
“I enjoyed meeting the nominee. 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 can not and will not support Judge Jackson for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court,” McConnell declared.
McConnell then explained that “First, Judge Jackson refuses to reject the fringe position that Democrats should try to pack the Supreme Court.”
Referencing prior Democrat-selected SCOTUS justices, McConnell pointed out, “Justice Ginsberg and Justice Breyer had no problem denouncing this unpopular view and defending their institution. I assumed this would be an easy softball for Judge Jackson, but it wasn’t.”
“The nominee suggested there are two legitimate sides to the issue. She testified she has a view on the matter, but would not share it,” McConnell noted.
McConnell then accused Jackson of faulty logic as he said, “She inaccurately compared her non-answer to a different, narrower question that a prior nominee was asked, but Judge Jackson actually tipped her hand.”
“She said she would, ‘be thrilled to be one of however many,’ however many, the opposite of Ginsburg and Breyer’s sentiment. The most radical court-packing fringe groups badly wanted this nominee for this vacancy,” McConnell stressed.
McConnell then concluded by insisting, “Judge Jackson was the court-packers’ pick and she testified like it.”
BREAKING: Sen. McConnell says he 'cannot and will not' vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court after she dodged questions on court-packing.— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 24, 2022
"Judge Jackson was the court-packers' pick and she testified like it." pic.twitter.com/iPlBBQTn9d
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