Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson faced serious and hard-hitting questions during her Senate confirmation hearing last week regarding her views on gender.
In response, former President Donald Trump told supporters at a rally on Saturday that he wasn’t impressed with her answers.
“If Judge Jackson can’t even say what a woman is, how on earth could she be trusted to say what the Constitution is!” -President Trump
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) March 27, 2022
“The left has become so extreme that we now have a justice being nominated to the Supreme Court who testified under oath that she could not say what a woman is,” Trump told the crowd.
“If she can’t even say what a woman is,” he said, asking, “How on earth can she be trusted to say what the Constitution is?”
“A party that’s unwilling to admit that men and women are biologically different, in defiance of all scientific and human history, is a party that should not be anywhere near the levers of power,” Trump insisted.
McConnell says no
Those comments came following an exchange last Wednesday between Jackson and Republican Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn asked Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to define what a “woman” is in a tense exchange during day one of Jackson’s SCOTUS confirmation hearing. Blackburn used the question to make a point about transgender athletes like Lia Thomas.https://t.co/MsjQExba8F pic.twitter.com/4J6gWMwQDE
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) March 23, 2022
At one point, Blackburn asked Jackson if she could “provide a definition for the word ‘woman,’” with Jackson replying that she could not, saying, “I’m not a biologist.”
Trump is not alone in speaking out against Jackson’s nomination, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announcing that he will not be voting to confirm her.
Specifically, McConnell took issue with Jackson’s sentencing recording, stating, “The Judge regularly gave certain terrible kinds of criminals light sentences that were beneath the sentencing guidelines and beneath the prosecutors’ requests.”
“In one instance, Judge Jackson used COVID as a pretext to essentially rewrite a criminal justice reform law from the bench and make it retroactive, which Congress had declined to do.”