The Most Unhinged Reactions To Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Nomination
Republicans are unsurprisingly losing their minds over the first Black woman nominated to the Supreme Court.
March 02, 2022 at 2:13 am
As Blavity previously reported, President Joe Biden has honored his promise to appoint a Black woman to the Supreme Court by nominating Federal Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the nation’s highest judicial body. Jackson possesses an impeccable résumé, with credentials and experience equal to or greater than many of the current justices serving on the court. Republicans have already condemned Biden for promising to appoint a Black woman to the Supreme Court, arguing that he was limiting the pool of potential nominees and thus wouldn’t get the most qualified person for the job. This attack completely ignored the fact that Ronald Reagan promised to appoint a woman in 1980 and that Donald Trump made the same promise in 2020 before nominating Amy Coney Barrett. Now that Biden has picked a nominee who is supremely qualified — pun intended — have Republicans dropped their criticism? No, they haven’t — as my grandmother might say, that would be too much like right. Instead, they’ve attempted to modify the criticism, even if their new complaints don’t make any sense.
Here are five of the most inane attacks that Republicans have aimed at Jackson and her nomination thus far.