Whoopi Goldberg Says GOP Senators Oppose Jackson Because She’s Black
The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg claimed that Senate Republicans are opposing Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson‘s nomination to the Supreme Court because she’s a black woman.
Goldberg was reacting to comments from Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), in which he said he wouldn’t be voting in favor of Jackson, but noted that her nomination was a “high point for the country.”
“This is the most ridiculous — just say, ‘I don’t trust a black woman to do the job’ because I know ya’ll didn’t have these same issues with [Supreme Court Justice] Amy Coney Barrett,” Goldberg said. “You didn’t ask those questions. You didn’t have those problems.”
“We all know what it is. It is something we all know. It’s there. This is something we are used to, but do you know what? You can’t take away what this woman is, and who she is, and what she’s done and how she got there,” Goldberg said.
The show’s other hosts echoed Goldberg’s claims, with Ana Navarro referring to opposition of Jackson’s nomination as “cowardice.”