Republican Senators began questioning Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson on the second day of her confirmation hearings, issues ran the gamut from A to B and back again to A.
Senatorette. Lindsey Graham —who previously supported her lower-court nominations— pressed her on her faith (you know, so he could moan about the questions that Justice Amy Coney Barrett was asked), and about her utterly unobjectionable representation of Guantanamo Bay detainees during her time as a public defender. And then he stormed out of the meeting after declaring a jihad against Afghanistan leaders, for some reason:
Brother Charlie Pierce won the internet:
Jackson was able to rebut Q-baiting accusations from Sen. Proud Boi Lite Josh Hawley (R-Satan’s Hollow) that she had been lenient when sentencing child porn offenders: “As a mother and a judge who has had to deal with these cases, I was thinking that nothing could be further from the truth.”
Unable to find a compelling reason to oppose Jackson, Republicans have cranked up the racism dial to 11…
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) found a children’s book and asked her what she thought of it
And the official GOP Twitter account attempting to link her to the bogeyman of critical race theory:
And I think that is the state of play.