(Washington DC) – The Senate confirmation hearing for Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson begins Monday, and the media is already warning that Americans are “not aware” of President Joe Biden’s election.
Roll Call has published a story alleging that a recent survey found that most Americans are unaware of Brown K and his background.
Roll call reported:
That opportunity is available: only one in four voters identified Jackson as a Supreme Court nominee in the C-Span / Pierrepoint poll, the other 15 percent who can report that the nominee is a black female judge.
Jackson will have the opportunity to introduce himself again. When she did so while announcing her nomination at the White House, she expressed hope that her life and career could inspire future generations, just as she was inspired by the first black female federal judge, Constance Baker Motley. The election of a black woman in Biden means additional scrutiny for the way politicians and Washington insiders talk about the confirmation fight and could encourage voters ahead of this year’s midterm elections.
The Democratic caucus could stick together and convince Jackson without the help of Republicans, and none of the 48 Democrats in the Senate and the two independents who caucus with them voted against Biden’s judicial nominees on the Senate floor.
“She will be the first Supreme Court judge to be the daughter of a parent who has experienced the oppression of separation, and the first judge to represent a helpless person as a representative of the people,” said Richard J. Durbin, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Dr. on the Senate floor on Thursday.
“Indeed, with Judge Jackson’s assurance, the Supreme Court will come close to fully reflecting America’s diversity,” Durbin said. Country “I will meet him personally and see what I have seen. He is thoughtful, bright, kind, and has a good sense of humor, “he added.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke on Sunday about Jackson and whether he would vote for his confirmation after then-President Obama nominated him to replace then-Judge Merrick Garland in 2013 after he refused to support his nomination in the DC Court of Appeals.
“You know, we had a very good conversation in my office and I asked him, you know, usually the Supreme Court nominees on both sides never answered the question,” McConnell told CBS News.
“What they usually say is something that could come up in front of me and I don’t want to speculate on how I might actually vote, but I told him to defend himself in court. Both Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Justice Breyer openly opposed court-packing, meaning they tried to increase the number of court members to get the results you wanted, “the Kentucky Republican continued.
“It simply came to our notice then. He will not do that. So in the meantime the committee will ask him all the difficult questions. I have not made a final decision on how to vote, “he said.
“I’m going to hear the evidence. I’m going to hear the hearing. And yet, Democrats will be treated much better than Republican nominees like Clarence Thomas and Brett Cavanaugh in general, “McConnell continued.
McConnell added, “It will be a respectable, deep-dive into his record, which I think is perfectly suited for a lifetime appointment.” “I am just happy to hear the testimony. That’s why we have a hearing. “
Before the confirmation hearing of the post, Biden’s Scottish pick appeared in the first conservative briefing of Media Wines Americans.