In 17 years of closely watching Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson had the worst second day performance of anyone I have watched when she contradicted herself multiple times during questioning. It also became clear that she is soft on crime, not in some sort of abstract way, but she is overly sympathetic to criminals to the detriment of victims.
1. Judge Jackson stated: “There were no victims” regarding the sentencing of a fentanyl and heroin drug kingpin. While Judge Jackson did add later that were no victims available to testify, as Senator Cotton pointed out, there are definitely victims of a drug kingpin. However, Judge Jackson still twisted a compassionate release statue to reduce the sentence of this drug kingpin.
Asked if she reached out to any of the victims of a heroin trafficker, Ketanji Brown Jackson dismisses the question by saying “there were no victims” pic.twitter.com/FU0SOCLZRX— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 22, 2022
2. "Is he the victim here? Or are the victims the victims?" Senator Hawley on Judge Jackson apologizing and expressing sympathy for an 18 year old child pornographer.
Senator @HawleyMO asks Ketanji Brown Jackson why she APOLOGIZED to a convicted pedophile after only giving him three months in prison when prosecutors asked for two years.— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 22, 2022
“Is he the victim here? Or are the victims the victims?" pic.twitter.com/OyfOABtGAv
3. Judge Jackson on the bench to a child pornographer justifying giving a lighter sentence than prosecutors wanted: “You were viewing sex acts of children who were not much younger than you.” Senator Hawley: "He was 18. These kids were eight. I don't see in which sense they're 'peers.'"
Senator @HawleyMO confronts Ketanji Brown Jackson after she gave a convicted child pornographer a lenient sentence because the victims "were not much younger" than he was.— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 22, 2022
"He was 18. These kids were eight. I don't see in which sense they're 'peers.'" pic.twitter.com/2SDjqrTAjY
Other issues arose as well that were troubling, but Judge Jackson's answers on crime raise serious questions about how victims would receive fair treatment if she were on the Supreme Court.