(Headline USA) Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., threw his support behind President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, this week, even as other Republicans have slammed her as the most radical nominee Biden could have chosen.
McConnell said there is “no question” Jackson is qualified to sit on the Supreme Court despite his philosophical disagreements with her.
“I think she’s intelligent, very likely progressive. [The] Senate Republican minority intends to treat the nominee respectfully,” McConnell said.
“I’m not at all interested, for example, in what someone may have written in her high school yearbook,” he said, referring to Democrats’ baseless attacks on Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
NEWS: @LeaderMcConnell discusses his meeting w/ SCOTUS nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson earlier today.
He says he asked her if she could affirm RBG & Breyer stance against court packing. She didn’t answer. I also asked him if she’s qualified for the job: https://t.co/f1CyTZcrJL pic.twitter.com/v1b9L9GiV9
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 2, 2022
However, McConnell admitted that Jackson was unwilling to take a hard stance against court-packing, which is something her leftist predecessors, Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, both did. And he also admitted Jackson was “the favored choice of far-left dark money groups.”
Other Republicans, including Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., have slammed Jackson’s appointment as a win for “the radical Left.”
“If media reports are accurate, and Judge Jackson has been chosen as the Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Breyer, it means the radical Left has won President Biden over yet again,” Graham said shortly before Biden officially nominated Jackson.
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., agreed, saying he was “troubled by aspects of [Jackson’s] records” when he considered her nomination to a federal appeals court last year.
The Republican National Committee echoed the senators’ concerns, calling Jackson a “radical, left-wing activist who would rubber-stamp Biden’s disastrous agenda.”