While Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has said of the forthcoming hearings that he is “not at all interested . . . in what someone may have written in her high school yearbook,” it is clear that many on the Right have done their homework on Biden’s first Supreme Court nominee.
Sen. Josh Hawley, R.Mo., has criticized Jackson for her alleged sympathy for possessors of child pornography; Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., has attacked Jackson as the choice of the “radical Left“; and the Washington Free Beacon reported in February that the judge was “an active and dedicated advocate for terror suspects housed at Guantanamo Bay.”
And, most recently, a Daily Wire report documenting Jackson’s avid support for Critical Race Theory, has been added to the mix.
“A review of a handful of Jackson’s lectures and speeches from the past seven years shows that the nominee has a strong appreciation for leading proponents of CRT,” the Daily Wire reported.
“I totally get that the micro-aggressions that you are observing are real,” Jackson told the Black Law Student’s Association at the University Of Chicago in February 2020.
Jackson has also praised Derrick Bell’s “pioneering contribution to critical race theory scholarship,” and has claimed that his work “remains urgent and essential reading on the problem of racism in America,” reported the Daily Wire.
Bell was an original founder of CRT as a professor at Harvard, where he peddled a philosophy that the justice system is inherently racist and the law nothing but a political tool used to advance privilege for white people. Bell’s solution was to overthrow society in the name of leftist equity.
That’s one of Jackson’s role models.
Despite these revelations, many expect Jackson’s confirmation process to go swimmingly.
“I think it’s going to be a warm fuzzy process, even if most Republicans oppose the nominee,” a law professor told CNET. “There’s little benefit to having a fight when they know there’s no prospect of winning.”