NBC thinks Jackson is “like an Olympic athlete.”

Shortly before the start of the second day of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday morning, during a special NBC News coverage, the panel nominated a leftist Supreme Court nominee and an “Olympic athlete who has been training for … all his life.” Also, the tough questions expected from Republican lawmakers were dismissed in advance as an “effective” effort to “play their base.”

“What we should not miss is making history here. The first black woman is a Supreme Court judge who will be nominated to the Supreme Court. ” Today Co-host Savannah Guthrie announced that she and Night news The special report was presented by Anchor Lester Holt. Guthrie then hoped that Jackson’s nomination “would not change the ideological balance of the court.”

Washington correspondent Yamiche Alsinder responded: “It’s going to be a little less … but it’s still history making and it’s still a time when many Republicans on the committee are looking to 2024.” He then felt uncomfortable with Jackson: “So we can imagine that she leaned towards the history of being the first black woman to be nominated to the Supreme Court and doubled the notion that she loves this country, this constitution.”

After a while, Alexander hype: “I was texting today with one of his closest friends and they told me that yesterday was very emotional, but they believe that their friend is like an Olympic athlete who has been training for them all his life.”

Guthrie happily grabbed the parable and cheered: “All right, that athlete is about to enter the auditorium. And if it’s an athlete, he’s been to several previous Olympics, facing several confirmation hearings.

He then turned to Eugene Robinson, a left-wing political analyst and columnist who, like Alexander, warned about GOP:

I think Republican senators who openly want to run for president one day – Josh Howley, Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton – I think you’ll hear them ask performance questions, just to be blunt about it. You know, they’re playing at their base. I’m not sure how serious the investigation will be.

Just after Jackson finished his introductory speech on the first day of the hearing on Monday afternoon, NBC, CBS and ABC all rushed to declare the nominee immune from Republican criticism. Holt went so far as to ask: “… how will the Republicans go after him?

After all, according to NBC, Jackson is the judicial equivalent of Michael Phelps or Simon Byles.

There were no commercial breaks during the special coverage of NBC News.

Here is a transcript of the March 22 panel discussion:

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Savannah Guthrie: I want to bring our panel here. We are now joined by NBC News Washington correspondent Yamiche Alessinder and NBC News political analyst Eugene Robinson. You are both welcome as we see.

What we should not miss is to make history here. The first black woman Supreme Court judge to be nominated to the Supreme Court. And it’s interesting, Yamiche, I wonder what your reporting tells you because every confirmation hearing of the Supreme Court is a high bet by its nature. This will not change the ideological balance of the court and for some it means that the temperature is a little lower than it could be otherwise.

YAMICE ALICINDER: It will be a little less that there won’t be, as you said, this balance of the court is at risk, but it’s still in the making of history and it’s still a time where a lot of Republican committees are looking to 2024.

So we can imagine that she leaned towards the history of being the first black woman to be nominated in the Supreme Court and doubled the notion that she loves this country, this constitution. That’s what he said yesterday. He’s going to be on defense here. Yesterday was an easy day. Today, he is going to talk about whether he sees the nation as a role to play in the rule of law Asked and answered this question earlier, he said that this – he does not see the nation as a place where he – where it affects his decisions on the law.

But we can also hope that Republicans will not just go after him – as Pete Williams has said – to address those child pornography issues and those of them clearly. We can also expect that whether they believe in adding people to the Supreme Court, they will talk about whether he can withdraw himself in a positive action case because he is on a board at Harvard.

I was texting today with one of his closest friends and they told me that yesterday was very emotional, but they believe that their friend is like an Olympic athlete who has been training for the rest of his life.

Guthrie: All right, that athlete is about to enter the auditorium. And if it’s an athlete, he’s been to several previous Olympics, facing several confirmation hearings.

Eugene, I’m turning to you. The court is hearing some of the biggest hot-button issues of our time, a major abortion case. He will not sit for it. The trial of that case is going on now. There are cases of positive action in the court. All these problems are very central at the moment.

Robinson: All right, they are. And so – however, the temperature will be lower this time because it does not change the ideal balance. I think Republican senators who openly want to run for president one day – Josh Howley, Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton – I think you’ll hear them ask performance questions, just to be blunt about it. You know, they’re playing at their base. I’m not sure how serious the investigation will be. I hope we get something.

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