(TheRedWire.com) – Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominees are part of a Constitutional process of Advice and Consent, when Senators to consider a nominee’s legal thoughts, temperament, and qualifications. In early February, President Joe Biden nominated DC Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the High Court. The nomination followed Justice Stephen Breyer’s announcement of his retirement effective after the court’s current term ends.
Judge Jackson is the first black woman ever considered for the job. During the confirmation hearings, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) prepared Republicans, saying Democrats would call them racists if they asked hard questions. Regardless, Graham said the GOP was used to those kinds of accusations by now.
.@WhoopiGoldberg knows this isn't true. Republicans have set out a long list of their objections to Ketanji Brown Jackson, and not one of them has ever been about race.
Democrats are the only one injecting race into this process. https://t.co/DF3KlH4KN3
— Dan K. Eberhart (@DanKEberhart) April 4, 2022
Not only did some Senators allege racism over questioning, but so did some celebrities. On Monday, April 4, The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg chimed in and said the only reason Republicans opposed Jackson was because of her skin color. She added the GOP didn’t trust a black woman to do the job.
On Monday, three Republican Senators announced they would vote to confirm Jackson to the Supreme Court along with all 50 Democrats. The announcements cleared the way for Jackson to take Justice Breyer’s seat upon his formal retirement at the end of this term.
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