It was recently reported that Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s refusal – or inability – to define a “woman” shows she cannot be trusted with a lifetime appointment to rule over law and the interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, according to former President Donald Trump.
“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 his Save America rally Saturday night in Commerce, Georgia.
“If she can’t even say what a woman is, how on earth can she be trusted to say what the Constitution is?”
Trump added a rebuke of Democrats’ war on women’s sports, including allowing people born biologically as men to compete in women’s sports as transgenders who identify as women.
“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 added in rebuke of Jackson’s pending confirmation to the Supreme Court.
Jackson’s unwillingness to define woman – upon Senate confirmation hearing questioning from one, Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. – has infuriated Republicans because she was picked because she is a Black woman, as President Joe Biden long promised during the 2020 presidential campaign.
Constitutional law expect Alan Dershowitz has noted on Newsmax a gender and race requirement for a Supreme Court nominee is not only unnecessary to promise for political gain – securing Black votes – but it also is discrediting of Jackson’s qualifications and resume, if not an unconstitutional violation of racial and gender equity.
According to Newsweek, former President Donald Trump accused Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of being “disrespectful” to GOP senators during her confirmation hearings last week.
Judge Jackson—who would become the first Black woman to sit on the nation’s highest court if confirmed—faced a week of tense questioning from senators on both sides of the aisle. Democrats sought to highlight her qualifications, while Republicans cast her as “soft on crime” and pressed her key social issues.
Some who supported Judge Jackson criticized Republican senators for their lines of questioning, sometimes accusing them of racism. However, during his rally in Commerce, Georgia, on Saturday night, Trump accused her of disrespecting Republican senators with her answers to their questions.
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“Judge Jackson was unbelievably disrespectful to Republican senators that in many cases were really nicely asking questions,” he said. “She had total disdain and even hatred for them, and I understand that she’s very proud that she never once voted to support President Trump on anything.”
Despite this claim, she did side with the Trump administration at least one time when she ruled that the Department of Homeland Security could waive environmental laws to build part of the border wall, according to NPR.