Jackson Met with Scathing Criticism from McConnell
Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson received scathing criticism from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who accused her of being evasive and underhanded.
“She’s declined to address critically important questions and ameliorate real concerns. First and foremost is the simple question of court-packing. The far-left fringe groups that promoted Judge Jackson for this vacancy want Democrats to destroy the court’s legitimacy through partisan court-packing,” McConnell said on the Senate floor.
“She was literally the court packers pick for the seat, and she has repeatedly refused to reject their position.”
McConnell cited Jackson’s answers regarding court-packing, or adding more justices to the Supreme Court. Both Justice Stephen Breyer and the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have rejected the idea of court-packing.
“Judge Jackson has refused to follow in the footsteps of Ginsburg and Breyer. She refuses to rule out what the radical activists want. She told Sen. [John] Kennedy [R-LA] she does have an opinion on court-packing, but it’s not a strongly held opinion. In any event, she wouldn’t tell the senator what it was.”
McConnell said Jackson showed “a remarkable lack of candor.”
“The nominee tried to punt by simply restating the most basic elements of a judge’s job description,” McConnell said.