On Monday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) feigned outrage at Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for having the audacity to question Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson about her record. But most astounding was when Durbin, the chairman of the committee, denounced them for accusing Jackson of “vile things” during her confirmation hearings.
He said, “Instead of interrupting Judge Jackson and badgering her and accusing her of vile acts before her parents and husband,” he continued.
“Judge Jackson is a better person than me.”
Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin (D-IL) lauded Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s temperament while criticizing behavior from some GOP members of the Judiciary Committee during her Supreme Court confirmation hearings. pic.twitter.com/K4WqJIsCuu
— CNN (@CNN) April 4, 2022
Oh, really? Was Judge Jackson actually accused by Republicans? The bombshell claims were made at the last minute by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D.Calif.). This led to the biggest Supreme Court confirmation circus ever.
Christine Blasey Ford was Kavanaugh’s accuser. Even the witnesses she named in the testimony said that the alleged assault at the high-school party didn’t take place. Democrats nevertheless celebrated Ford’s courage and legitimized her story.
Durbin was part of the shame. This is a disservice to Dr. Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and all survivors of sexual abuse as well as the American public. ”
The White House and Senate Republicans rigged the investigation of sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh so the FBI couldn’t follow the facts where they led. This does a disservice to Dr. Ford, Deborah Ramirez, all sexual assault survivors, and the American people.
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) October 4, 2018
Let’s face facts, Democrats knew the allegations against Kavanaugh were false and wanted to stop it from happening.
Durbin dares to draw a parallel between this and legitimate questions about Jackson’s record of child pornographers being given lenient sentences.