Ketanji Brown Jackson: I Will ‘Defend the Constitution and This Grand Experiment of American Democracy’
“During this hearing, I hope you will see how much I love this country, the Constitution, and the rights that make us free. I decide cases from a neutral posture.”
Biden’s SCOTUS pick, Ketanji Brown Jackson, had her first day in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Monday consisted mostly of opening statements by the senators. Jackson finished the day with hers:
“It is extremely humbling to be considered for Justice Breyer’s seat, and I know that I could never fill his shoes. But if confirmed, I would hope to carry on his spirit,” Jackson said.
“Members of this committee, if I am confirmed, I commit to you that I will work productively to support and defend the Constitution and this grand experiment of American democracy that has endured over these past 246 years,” she added.
“During this hearing, I hope you will see how much I love this country, the Constitution, and the rights that make us free. I decide cases from a neutral posture,” she said.
“I evaluate the facts, and I interpret and apply the law to the facts of the case before me without fear or favor, consistent with my judicial oath,” she continued. “I know that my role as a judge is a limited one – that the Constitution empowers me only to decide cases and controversies that are properly presented. And I know that my judicial role is further constrained by careful adherence to precedent.”
Sen. Klobuchar Implies Trump’s Nominees Aren’t Qualified
Well, Klobuchar, there are people in the Senate who have served longer than you. Therefore they’re more qualified to sit on the Judiciary Committee than you or something.
"Let's not forget, you have nine years of judicial experience, more than four other justices currently on the court prior to their confirmations. Not that we're counting," Sen. Amy Klobuchar says of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. https://t.co/n3qkMfX46V pic.twitter.com/eSfGoVhi0A
— ABC News (@ABC) March 21, 2022
Sen. Graham Points Out the Left’s Hypocrisy
Sen. @LindseyGrahamSC calls out the hypocrisy of the left at Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court confirmation hearing: "The bottom line is when it is about philosophy when it is somebody of color on our side, it's about we are all racist if we ask hard questions." pic.twitter.com/XuCcskMyik
— MRCTV (@mrctv) March 21, 2022
Sen. Whitehouse’s Dark Money Obsession
Why does RI keep electing this man?
Sen. Whitehouse says Ketanji Brown Jackson "came to us not through a dark money funded turnstile, but through a fair and honest selection process." pic.twitter.com/8HNCxwlIg2
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) March 21, 2022
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