Sen. Marsha Blackburn perfectly summarized why she would not be voting in favor of the confirmation of President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson on Monday, boiling it down to her commitment to progressive agendas, and her inability to define what a woman is.
While Blackburn commended Brown Jackson for her “impressive resume,” she said that there were major concerns and disagreements that would stop her from voting for the judge. Blackburn said that these points include her light sentences for child pornographers and criminals of the worst kind, her light sentencing practices, her views on release policies, her views on terrorism, her immigration policies, and her lack of knowledge of basic biologies, such as what a woman is.
“I did ask her about the United States v. Virginia case, which was the Supreme Court’s landmark women’s rights case,” said Blackburn, who said she had heard from others that the case was basic knowledge for anyone in first-year law school. She said that Jackson was not familiar with the case, and noted that Jackson had trouble in being able to explain what a woman is.
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This came after she asked Jackson whether or not she agreed with former Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg on whether or not men and women have “enduring” differences, something that Ginsburg wrote.
“She refused to answer,” said Blackburn. The Senator would then ask her to “define the word woman.”
“Senator, in my work as a judge, what I do is I address disputes. If there’s a dispute about a definition, people make arguments and I look at the law and I decide,” said Jackson.
On Monday, Blackburn laid down why she thought the answer was unacceptable, saying that it was not a trick question, and was something that everyone should learn in grade school science class.
She said that her inability or unwillingness to answer “speaks volumes” and points to Jackson’s commitment to being a part of the radical left “that is teaching our children that they can choose their own sex.”
She said that Jackson was committed to “woke, progressive ideology” rather than the “rule of law.
“It tells me that she will not be able to decide within partiality the cases that are sure to come before her as a supreme court justice.”
“Her primary commitment must be to the constitution, not progressivism. For those reasons, I am certainly going to vote no for Judge Jackson,” Blackburn said.