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The Senate Judiciary Committee got about the business of holding confirmation hearings for President Joe Biden’s nomination to the nation’s highest court and Republican senators led by Ted Cruz of Texas and Ben Sasse of Nebraska called out Democrats for their past conduct while vowing that she will get the respect that other nominees have been denied.
On Monday, the hearings got underway for what is expected to be a relatively smooth confirmation for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson who is on the brink of the historic achievement of becoming the first black female Supreme Court justice.
With Democrat committee chairman Dick Durbin already pre-accusing Republicans of being uncivil if they ask legitimate questions about Jackson’s record, including that some of her rulings indicate that she’s soft on crime, Cruz rose to the occasion with a fiery statement in which he praised the respected D.C. Appeals Court judge while dragging the opposing party down memory lane with a reminder of how disgracefully that they have treated nominees by GOP presidents.
“You’ve heard a number of members on the Republican side of the aisle, quite clear on what it should not be, this will not be a political circus,” declared Cruz.
The Lone Star State Republican conjured memories of the despicable conduct of Democrats toward Justice Brett Kavanaugh which he called “one of the lowest moments in the history of this committee,” an understatement considering the extreme lengths to which his leftist colleagues and their operatives went to destroy him, a dastardly smear campaign in which the respected judge was scurrilously accused of drunken gang rape by a sketchy witness bandying about allegations of an incident that took place decades before.
WATCH: Sen. Ted Cruz highlights the Democrat Party's history of smearing Supreme Court nominees.
"This will not be a political circus. This will not be the kind of character smear that sadly our Democratic colleagues have gotten very good at." pic.twitter.com/n4cvi23Tl0
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 21, 2022
“Most of the members of this committee remember the confirmation hearing of Brett Kavanaugh,” Cruz said, “one of the lowest moments in the history of this committee” as he recounted that “Democrats on this committee sat on allegations, didn’t refer them to the FBI, didn’t ask for investigations, hid them and then leaked them, against the wishes of the complainant,” referring to Christine Blasey Ford, a college professor who accused him of an attempted sexual assault.
“And we began a circus featuring Spartacus moments,” he continued in a shot at the despicable conduct of Sen. Cory Booker, “featured such nuts as Michael Avenatti, who CNN breathlessly described for some months as a possible Democratic presidential candidate, that’s before presumably before he became a felon in recent months,” a jab at the disgraced former lawyer for adult film “actress” Stormy Daniels who was celebrated by the media before being tripped up by his own unscrupulous behavior.
“Judge Jackson, I can assure you that your hearing will feature none of that disgraceful behavior,” he said. “No one is going to inquire into your teenage dating habits. No one is going to ask you with mock severity, ‘do you like beer?'”
Also refreshing memories was Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska, who went back to the Reagan administration to pinpoint the moment that Democrats took the wrong fork in the road.
Senator Ben Sasse: "The most recent Supreme Court nominee was subjected to repeated accusations that were nothing more than unfiltered religious bigotry against her. The nominee before her was accused of serial rape…" pic.twitter.com/vsb08rEBeC
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 21, 2022
“We started down this road of character assassination in the 1980s with Judge Bork’s hearings,” referring to Judge Robert Bork whose nomination was successfully torpedoed by vindictive Dems who saw him as a proxy for the beloved conservative, “and senators have been engaged in disgusting theatrics ever since,” Sasse said.
“The most recent Supreme Court nominee was subjected to repeated accusations that were nothing more than unfiltered religious bigotry against her,” he said of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic.
“The nominee before her was accused of serial rape, aided by members of this committee,” he added. “If this process were conducted in good faith, Miguel Estrada and Janice Rogers Brown might well be on the Supreme Court today,” bringing attention to two of the victims of Democrat dirty tricks, both minorities.
Sasse continued, “But their opponents lied and bullied rather than accepted principled minority judges, we’ve gotten so used to this kind of bullying that two years ago, the current majority leader stood on the steps of the United States Capitol and screamed threats against two sitting justices of the Supreme Court, ‘reap the whirlwind’ if they didn’t align with Chuck Schumer’s political preferences, that’s weird, we should all be able to pause and say that’s weird.”
The confirmation for Biden’s historic nominee will continue on Tuesday.
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