Senators Question Jackson Again After Day Of QAnon-Tainted Attacks, Democratic Defenses

March 23, 2022
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson arrives to testify on her nomination to become an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, during the third day of a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Wa... Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson arrives to testify on her nomination to become an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, during the third day of a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, March 23, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 23, 2022

Most senators will get their second bite at the apple Wednesday — and Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA) will get their first — as Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee again for further questioning.

Day one of questioning was often hostile, as committee grandstanders Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) repeated the same attacks about Jackson being supposedly soft on sex offenders despite multiple fact checks showing that she’s within the mainstream in her sentencing.

Democrats touted her record, asked her position on their key issues and, in Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), offered up a fiery rebuttal to the Republican smears.

Schedule 

  • The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. ET.
  • After Tillis and Ossoff get their 30 minute rounds, each senator gets another chance to question Jackson for 20 minutes.
  • The committee will also meet in closed session to discuss Jackson's FBI background check.

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Most senators will get their second bite at the apple Wednesday — and Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA) will get their first — as Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee again for further questioning.

Day one of questioning was often hostile, as committee grandstanders Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) repeated the same attacks about Jackson being supposedly soft on sex offenders despite multiple fact checks showing that she’s within the mainstream in her sentencing.

Democrats touted her record, asked her position on their key issues and, in Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), offered up a fiery rebuttal to the Republican smears.

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