Good Morning America deletes erroneous tweet about Ketanji Brown Jackson after swearing in

The left and its media accomplices haven’t had much to celebrate lately, so when Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn into the Supreme Court on Thursday, they took the occasion for a rare celebration.

Unfortunately, Good Morning America could not get its facts right and claimed that Jackson was the “first Black Supreme Court justice” in history, when she was actually the third after Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas; Thomas still sits on the court today. 

The gaffe came in a tweet by the show, which was not deleted until mid-afternoon, and a headline that ran as part of a YouTube video.

A correction was later issued in a subsequent tweet.

Correction issued

What it seems GMA meant to say was that Jackson would be the first Black female Supreme Court justice, but they got carried away and forgot to say female.

Sure, they would like to ignore the fact that the Black justice currently on the court is conservative. Many on the left and even some in the media have called him an “Uncle Tom” for his conservative views, so in their minds, he is probably in the category that they call “race traitor” or not really Black.

But it remains to be seen whether, like Vice President Kamala Harris, Jackson was chosen for the position more for her race and gender than for her ability as a judge and lawyer.

Questions

Questions about Jackson’s record during confirmation hearings were ultimately ignored because no Democrats wanted to be on the record voting against the first Black female justice.

It’s one thing to be left of center, but some in the GOP accused Jackson of being lenient on pedophile sex offenders and imposing less than the recommended sentence in every case she had the opportunity to do so.

Jackson argued back that she fulfilled her obligations and that the sex offenders were going to be monitored for decades to ensure that they did not commit any more crimes against or involving children.

“I understand how significant, how damaging, how horrible this crime is,” she said.

But Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) spoke for many Republicans when he said, “I am questioning your discretion, your judgment.”

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