During the three days of Ketanji Jackson’s SCOTUS confirmation hearing on Wednesday, matters became heated between Ted Cruz and Dick Durbin, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee (D-IL).
Senators clashed at a controversial moment near the end of Cruz’s interrogation time, jumping in with Durbin – who accused Cruz of taking too much of his time to make Philibuster for Jackson – and trying to get to the next speaker. Get the answer to his last question about.
After completely destroying Jackson for 20 minutes on his judicial record and providing a detailed account of certain cases, Cruz asked the Radical Scouts nominee to explain why – he presided over 100% of child pornography cases – he punished the perpetrators “very rarely”. “The sentence that was under the proposed punishment.
“I am trying to understand how you see someone who has a picture of sexual abuse of children and young children and you have punished them with less than 64% of what the prosecutor wanted. You do not provide any justification other than a general concern that the guidelines are too much – you do not provide the justification required by law.
I’m asking you why – and giving you the opportunity to explain to the American people – why in 100% of cases – you had a heinous crime and your language was that they were a heinous crime – but then you punish them in very, very short sentences, and why you Consistently – 100% of the time – Want to do it? “
Since he did it the whole time, Jackson gave a word salad that had nothing to do with Cruz’s very specific question – which he had already raised more than once during Wednesday’s hearing, and which has been raised consistently throughout. Activities, so there is no excuse for this non-answer.
“Senator, no case can stand in favor of a judge’s complete sentence record. I have convicted more than 100 people and you have 8 or 9 cases on that chart … “Jackson said before Cruz cut him off and asked the specific question again, again.
“All right, Judge. You said before These are 8 or 9 child porn cases, “Cruz noted.
At this point, Darwin jumps in to intervene and incredibly tells Jackson that he can just ignore Cruz’s question and he doesn’t need to answer.
Since when? Durbin, who was around to confirm Kavanagh and Barrett, took part in the conservative judges’ personal smear campaign and when his colleagues asked, “Do you like beer?” The foolish ‘Gotcha’ sat in his hand when he asked such a question. – Proves once again that without the dual value of dams, they would have no value.
“I just want to say, Judge, there’s no point in responding – he (Cruz) will stop you,” Durbin interrupted.
“Look, I admire the chairman. If you do not like your witness’s answer, you are welcome to provide your own, “Cruz replied. “She is [Jackson] Refusing to answer questions and if Chairman Durbin wants to be on the bench here [where Jackson is] You can. “
See (starting at 7:05:19):
After giving more details of Jackson’s terrifying track record, Cruz wraps up his time with a final question when Darwin jumps in again and tries to pass his time and move on, saving Jackson from having to answer Jackson’s questions.
Naturally, Cruz didn’t appreciate the screen call he gave to Durbin – and everyone else knew it out loud and clear.
From Cruise and Durbin:
Cruz: “You have a pattern – no matter how serious the case – Sen. Howley talks about the Hawkins case where you sexually assaulted and raped an eight-year-old boy with a picture of an eighteen-year-old boy – and you just sentenced him to three months in prison.” And I will mention the Stuart case … You mentioned that he had more than 6,700 pictures and videos – so that’s a lot, 6,700 is a lot of child sexual abuse.
Durbin: * Bangs Gaddell * “Time is up.”
Cruz: You took me a minute, Mr. Chairman.
Durbin: “You were given extra time – you usually wanted it, you were given it.”
Cruz: “I know you want to interrupt. I know you don’t like this line of questioning. You’ve spent enough time asking me questions and I’m going to ask my questions – and you are welcome if you want to testify.”
Durbin: “I want you to follow the rules. You will follow the same rules as other senators. “
Without playing for a second, Cruz proceeded with his question to Jackson even though Durbin would hit his gill and try to cut him off.
From the cruise:
“Judge, in the Stuart case, you said from the bench: ‘Although this is not necessarily an atypical case, the crime of possessing your child pornography was serious in the eyes of the court.’ Okay, so this is a bad one. If you really punished the defendants, you said it was serious – and why did you punish Stuart? The guidelines say 97-120 months. The prosecution said 96 months. You said it was deadly – 6,700 pictures [of child porn] – You brought 57 months.
Why did you sentence him to just 57 months in the Stuart case? Do you want to address that? Because you claim it’s cherry-picking. Of course, you are welcome to make any explanation in this case, but let’s take the Stuart case. Why punish him for half the money?
Before Jackson could respond, Durbin intervened again, urging the next senator to speak out and saying that Cruz was not being recognized, which led the pair to dismiss him a second time.
See (starting at 7:10:19):
One thing is clear, Dames is trying his best to protect Jackson from his own record and to hide it from the American people.
Jackson nominated the most radical SCOTUS in history, and it doesn’t look particularly close. If he is convinced in the Supreme Court, you can bet that it will not be good for the rule of law as we know it.
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