President Joe Biden has faced mounting criticism in recent months, and the eruption of the war in Ukraine hasn’t helped the situation.
But prior to that, POTUS has been hit with crisis after crisis since entering the White House: the southern border explosion has been well documented, and America just hit 10% inflation for the first time ever.
On top of that, it seems one of his controversial nominations has a potentially concerning past.
Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court and while Democrats widely approve of the selection, there has been plenty of pushback from the Republican side.
Now, it seems they might be questioning this nominee for good reason.
GOP Sen. Josh Hawley revealed an “alarming” pattern of leniency in Judge Jackson’s past, and he put his concerns on Twitter. These are especially worrisome given the nature of the leniency.
Hawley was quick to cite a few writings published by Jackson, several of which are raising eyebrows on both sides of the aisle.
Here’s the post that’s making some people think twice about this particular nominee (via Fox News):
I’ve been researching the record of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, reading her opinions, articles, interviews & speeches. I’ve noticed an alarming pattern when it comes to Judge Jackson’s treatment of sex offenders, especially those preying on children
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) March 16, 2022
Sen. Hawley points out that Judge Jackson’s history of letting child porn offenders off the hook is disturbing, to say the least. And evidently, there are multiple examples to be found.
The Missouri GOP leader claims “this goes beyond ‘soft on crime'” and worries that her record “endangers our children.”
Hawley cites writings from Jackson’s that include a passage where the judge said sex offender status leads to “stigmatization,” and public policy is driven by “fear, hatred and revenge” against sex offenders.
It gets worse. As a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, Judge Jackson advocated for drastic change in how the law treats sex offenders by eliminating the existing mandatory minimum sentences for child porn.
The Senator also mentioned a February 2012 U.S. Sentencing Commission hearing, where Jackson suggested that child porn offenders might be “less serious offenders” because the motivations “weren’t sexual.”
She argued that it’s possible someone could engage in the activity simply to be “part of a group,” though that isn’t likely to sit well with the families of victims.
Lastly, Hawley said that if we examine Judge Jackson’s history, it shows she “deviated from the federal sentencing guidelines in favor of child porn offenders” in “every case for which we can find records.”
That spells possible trouble for Jackson’s confirmation, especially if Hawley’s findings circulate heavily through the GOP.
And American parents probably won’t like what they hear, either. If a Judge has a history of going easy on some of the most reprehensible offenders, and even defending their actions, that’s an issue.
It’s doubly concerning given the fact that many citizens increasingly view Democrats as the party of anarchy and dysfunction. Anti-police, anti-law, anti-common sense.
- Biden Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson has an “alarming” history, according to Sen. Josh Hawley.
- He accuses Jackson of being lenient with child sex offenders, and even defending their behavior in some cases.
- Hawley maintains that Jackson “deviated from federal sentencing guidelines in favor of child porn offenders” almost every time.
Source: Fox News