On Friday, President Joe Biden officially announced the nomination of D.C. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Brown Jackson has long been seen as the frontrunner to replace Justice Stephen Breyer on the Court.
Happening Now: President Biden delivers remarks on his nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. https://t.co/kfVZTKYjTb— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 25, 2022
Republicans have shown that they will treat Judge Brown Jackson with the utmost respect compared to the way Democrats have done with recent judicial nominations made by Republican Presidents.
Please compare the conservative reaction to Biden's SCOTUS pick (sane) compared to the left-wing reaction to Trump's (insane). The two sides are not the same.— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) February 25, 2022
I look forward to meeting with Judge Jackson in person and carefully reviewing her nomination during the vigorous and thorough Senate process that the American people deserve. My full statement: https://t.co/cpUAz1Mcq2— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) February 25, 2022
Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley stated:
“As I always have, I’ll make my determination based on the experience, qualifications, temperament and judicial philosophy of the nominee. I look forward to meeting with Judge Jackson face to face on Capitol Hill in the coming days, and working with Senator Durbin to finalize the committee’s initial questionnaire and records request, as is customary in this process.
“As ranking member, I have no intention of degrading the advice and consent role as Senate Democrats have in recent confirmations. I intend to show up and do the job that Iowans pay me to do.”
Questions are already emerging about Brown Jackson's record as a jurist. Most prominently, her U.S. District Court opinions have a history of being overturned.
Fox News anchor Shannon Bream on Biden’s Supreme Court nominee:— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 25, 2022
“Many of her decisions as a District Court judge had a high rate of being overturned.” pic.twitter.com/FGpFAmdZtP
Professor Jonathan Turley weighs in on Biden's Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson — noting that some of her opinions were reversed for "judicial overreach." pic.twitter.com/WPWculHMLG— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 25, 2022
Another concern involves Judge Brown Jackson's support by leftist "dark money" interests.
Brown Jackson has received extensive support from "dark money" groups who support radical ideas such as court packing. https://t.co/tB4Y5WOOIn— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) February 25, 2022
What could possibly motivate a President to nominate a Supreme Court Justice in the middle of an international crisis?— JCN (@judicialnetwork) February 25, 2022
How about $1.2 billion in dark money?pic.twitter.com/Ivh3d2DBNZ
Demand Justice has been pressuring Justice Breyer to retire since the beginning of President Biden's term.
Here's a photo of Demand Justice's billboard truck outside of Union Station. pic.twitter.com/2N1Md9WSiV— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) April 9, 2021
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Want to learn more about the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court? Join RNLA this Monday at 2 p.m. ET for a webinar discussing President Joe Biden's nominee to replace Justice Stephen Breyer. https://t.co/11yUNHokQD— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) February 25, 2022