When Judge Brown Jackson faces the scrutiny of jealous, fearful MAGA Senators like Hawley and Cruz this week, she should recall the public strength shown by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and others during Trump’s presidency. In her book, Rubin cites Pelosi tearing up her copy of Trump’s State of the Union speech in front of Congress and AOC’s speech publicly calling out Republican Rep. Ted Yoho for calling her a “f–king bitch” as examples of resistance to the Trump/MAGA assault on the foundation of traditional American ideology and values. Hillary Clinton also showed the strength women can have in the face of #metoo-like abuse of power by toxic masculine men. Unfortunately, men in political power who are not toxic masculine types have remained weak in their support women. These men are passively toxic and have been emasculated by the harmful toxic male movement.
It has been noted that Judge Jackson is more educated than four of the justices currently appointed to the Court. She graduated from Harvard as an under-graduate and from The Harvard Law School of Law. She has been confirmed three prior times by the Senate for federal court appointments. Like Pelosi and Clinton, Judge Jackson showed her strength when she ruled that former Trump attorney Don McGahn had to comply with a legislative subpoena because:
During the Senate hearings this week, the following baseless accusations are expected to be made in an attempt to block Judge Brown Jackson’s confirmation:
- She is a highly radical
- She is supported by ” dark money” groups
- She has been soft on crime as a public defender
- She hasn’t come out against expanding the Supreme Court
- She has been sympathetic to sex offenders
Sen. Josh Hawley has gone so far as to say of Brown Jackson that “her record endangers children.” (Politico, March 17, 2022). Hawley is among the MAGA members of Congress who are poised to berate Jackson’s record and portray her as anti-law enforcement. The White House has described these attacks as “toxic and weakly-presented misinformation that relies on taking cherry-picked elements of her record out of context — and it buckles under the slightest scrutiny.” Epic hypocrite Sen. Mitch McConnell has implied Brown Jackson’s record demonstrates she has an “empathy for criminals.” Yet, he vehemently protected a president who violated the Constitution and pardoned criminals who committed crimes against the U.S. government Roger Stone and Paul Manifort. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki noted Hawley’s assessments of the nominee have no credibility. During Trump’s presidency, he publicly refused to denounce Roy Moore, an Arizona Republican candidate for the House who was credibly accused of romantically pursuing teenage girls. Has the GOP not heard that Jackson’s endorsements include law enforcement, conservative judges, and survivors of crimes? ( Politico, March 17, 2022)
Judge Jackson’s record as a public defender is expected to be highly scrutinized and demonized by Republicans on the Judiciary Committee. She is also expected to be asked how race will inform decisions she will make while presiding on the Court. Despite the Republican’s stacking of the Court with extreme-conservative justices, they now insist that liberals must exclusively appoint justices who hold non- liberal ideologies. The blatant hypocritical rhetoric spread by the Republican party indicates they believe their constituents are not intelligent enough to detect when the words and actions of their elected officials don’t match. So as we observe the confirmation hearings of Ketanji Brown Jackson we will witness another strong women upholding democracy and making history.