“Social justice” is a term that has taken center-stage in America in recent years. It often falls into the same arena as words like “equity” and “equality” and is associated with terms such as “Critical Race Theory.”
However, many lawmakers don’t believe any of this has any place in law and order.
This includes Republican Senator John Kennedy, who pressed Biden’s judicial nominees on the matter — and not one managed to provide an answer.
Many citizens remain concerned that prosecutors and judges are looking the other way, simply due to things like ethnicity and skin color. People argue these things are irrelevant in a court of law.
And during a judiciary hearing this week, Sen. Kennedy made waves when he presented 3 of Biden’s nominees with the same question:
He first asked Robert Huie, a nominee to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, about his take on the liberal agenda.
Did he agree with prosecutors refusing to take cases “in the name of social justice”?
Huie tried to deflect the question at first, then said he’d have to “get more detail” to form a straight opinion.
Sen. Kennedy fired back, “Are you afraid to give me an answer?”
Afterward, Kennedy gave Evelyn Padin the same question. Biden nominated her to be a U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey.
Padin tried to say at first that, “one would have to look at the position the prosecutor’s taking.”
But Sen. Kennedy interrupted her, saying he’d already explained it, and that some prosecutors say they won’t take on cases due to “social justice,” which is a direct violation of the criminal statute.
Padin tried to say the answer is “complicated,” but Kennedy didn’t let that fly: “No, it’s not,” he replied.
Then came the third nominee, Jennifer Reardon, who President Donald Trump first nominated, then Biden re-nominated her for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
She said she was “aware that prosecutors must act consistent with the 14th amendment.” Kennedy just wanted to know if she agreed or disagreed about prosecutors using social justice in their decisions.
Reardon couldn’t answer and Kennedy fired back that he’s “at a loss” as to why none of the 3 nominees could provide a decent response. He asked again if they’d finally answer his question:
‘I think I got my answer,’ Kennedy said, after waiting in dead silence.
With racism and every other form of “-ism” dominating the news sphere, and becoming entrenched in every aspect of our lives, this is a potentially dangerous situation.
If those involved with enforcing the law start basing their decisions on race, gender, ethnicity, social standing, etc, then we’re destroying the very foundation of law and order. This is a potentially catastrophic situation.
That’s why Sen. Kennedy wants this question answered … and it’s very concerning that none of these judicial nominees could give a straight answer.
- Sen. John Kennedy asked 3 Biden judicial nominees about prosecutors using “social justice” in their decision-making.
- None of the 3 could provide a direct answer, trying to say it was a “complicated” issue.
- The idea of law enforcement, judges, and courts basing rulings on gender, race, and other liberal social talking points is hugely worrisome.
Source: The Daily Caller