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MSNBC blasts GOP’s CRT ‘culture war’ at confirmation hearing

Organizer 11th hour On MSNBC, Stephanie Ruhel repeated Tuesday’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing, accusing Republican senators of waging a culture war to please Fox News. Although Ruhel has accused Republicans of not working with the information, Ruhel and his guests have omitted some of their own key information.

After Judge Ketanji played a montage of Brown Jackson’s questioning and criticizing Republicans, Ruhel turned to former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance, “Joyce, you know who liked to ask this question of the GOP?” Fox News. Because it’s part of a culture war that has nothing to do with convincing a Supreme Court judge. “

The idea of ​​a culture war is irrational to question a Supreme Court nominee on hot-button issues. A clip from Ruhel’s game was Sen. Marsha Blackburn asking Jackson to define a woman, which could give insights into how Jackson views Title IX and whether transgender athletes have the right to compete in women’s sports.

This is important in other cases as well. Later in the segment, Ruhle criticizes Jackson, turning the conversation around to discuss Jackson’s critical race theory, “RNC posted. This meaningless tweet, Tying Judge Jackson to the critical race theory. Well, Democratic Senator Chris Kuns used his time to verify the truth. Look at that. ”

After a clip of Jackson telling Cunn that he never used CRT to decide a case or sentence, Ruhel asked PBS chief Washington correspondent Geoff Bennett, “Is this what Geoff got?”

Bennett not only agreed that the tweet was “irrational” but took it one step further, saying, “I spoke to many of Judge Jackson’s supporters today who consider the tweet racist. A kind of avatar, yes, they seem to have what they have. “

Bennett was almost annoyed by the Republican argument, excluding any pretense of giving a source point.

He is the one who has been confirmed three times by the Senate, twice for a seat in the judicial branch at the federal level and for the convicted commission, which has received the support of the fraternal orders of several police chiefs. Nationwide, and about 83 retired state attorney generals. It just doesn’t hold up against the truth. It is not a biased statement, it is a statement of truth based on his background, his credentials and the many voices, Democrats and Republicans who have come out in support of him.

During the hearing, Sen. Ted Cruz highlighted Antiracyst Baby By Abram Candy, who teaches at Georgetown Day School, where Jackson is a board member. So, not just CRT at school, asking Jackson about his role in his school is a legitimate question that senators deserve an answer to.

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Here is a transcript of the March 22 show:

MSNBC 11th hour with Stephanie Ruhl

3/22/2022

11:26 PM ET

Stephanie Ruhel: Joyce, you know who liked the GOP question line? Fox News. Because it is part of a culture war that has nothing to do with ensuring Supreme Court justice. So let’s come to the information. Our own Pete Williams provided the real context in the case that Senator Howley mentioned. Look at this.

Pete Williams: Specific information in this case indicates that this is an 18-year-old man who was interested in the type of sexual activity he was looking for. Court documents show that a detective, when he realized the young man was uploading some of it, contacted him and said, “How do you want to have real sex with my 12-year-old daughter, which was believed.” And this young man never responded to her and there was a psychiatrist who evaluated the young man and said that it was basically his kind of curiosity about a certain type of sexual activity. He was not interested in young people. He was just curious about his own motives that he was not a pedophile.

Ruhel: That is the reality. But reality is not important to Republicans here. None of these things matter. It’s a show of them. So are they really asking him something, or are they making a soundbite to confuse the American people about who Judge Jackson is and what he represents?

Joyce Vance: On the one hand, Republicans complain that they don’t know what Judge Jackson’s judicial theory is. They did not know what policy he used when he went into the business of justice. But they asked some painful questions that were designed to determine what his judicial philosophy was. And instead, they stuck to things like this. And I think Pete’s explanation, in that particular case that Senator Howley focused on, really helps us understand the answers that Judge Jackson tried to give. He was trying to explain some of the most difficult and concise federal penal laws, for which the federal judges have to consider a number of factors before reaching a sentence that – it is not longer than necessary to achieve its goal. Criminal justice system. It’s almost mind-boggling for a judge to try to explain in a few short sentences how that process works. But Senator Howley, a Yale-educated lawyer, should have known, understood that he was legislating for Congress that Congress is responsible for, and as you say Stephanie, seemed more interested in getting the footage out there that might be sitting in the High Court. Qualifications are used in future campaigns rather than getting to his heart.

Ruhel: Of course, Joyce, Senator Howley knew, he understood. He is relying on what his constituents do not. Geoff, RNC posted this meaningless tweet, tying Judge Jackson to a critical race theory. Well, Democratic Senator Chris Kuns used his time to verify the truth. Look at this.

Chris Kuns: Have you ever used, employed, relied on critical race theory to determine the outcome of a case or impose a sentence, or as a framework for your decision-making?

Ketanji Brown Jackson: No, Senator.

Cons: Can you briefly explain to us what kind of factors you do, in fact, consider in your analysis? Senator, when I analyze a case, I look at the arguments put forward by the parties in the case, I look at the record, which is the case information–.

Ruhl: Did they get it all, Geoff?

Geoff Bennett: Look, you’re calling that tweet irrational. I spoke to one of Judge Jackson’s supporters today who saw the tweet as racist. To advise Judge Jackson only because of his personality, it seems to be a kind of incarnation for the critical race theory, yes, what they have. The Republicans who tried to portray him today as a CRT activist tried to portray him as soft on crime, they tried to portray him as a lawyer for people who want to exploit children. And yet, he is the one who has been confirmed three times by the Senate, twice for a seat on the judicial branch at the federal level, and for the Punishment Commission, which has the support of a number of fraternal orders. Police chiefs and about 83 retired state attorney generals across the country. It just doesn’t hold up against the truth. It is not a biased statement, it is a statement of truth based on his background, his credentials and the many voices, Democrats and Republicans who have come out in support of him.

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