Tucker Carlson accuses Ketangi Brown Jackson of commenting on “Rwanda”

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Nomination Ketangi Brown Jackson Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson claimed on Friday night that it was an attempt to “dirt” the Supreme Court and “humiliate and corrupt” the United States.

Related: Ketanji Brown Jackson: Who is Biden’s Supreme Court’s choice?

If confirmed, Jackson, whose nomination was announced by Joe Biden on Friday, will be the first black woman in court.

Carlsson Said Jackson was nominated “for her appearance.” He said: “Do you want to live in that country? Most people don’t do it in all colors. They are based on what you do, not the way you were born, I think you should be promoted in the United States based on your choices, not your DNA, because it’s Rwanda. “

One columnist called his comment “the perfect distillation of white supremacism.”

Biden promised to bring a black woman to court. Jackson selected from three short lists Introduced on Friday.

Biden called her a “proven consensus builder” with a “practical understanding that the law must work for the American people” and “for a long time our government, our courts It didn’t look like America. “

If confirmed, a former public advocate will replace the retired Stephen Breyer. The court balance remains 6-3 in favor of the conservatives.

At the White House, Jackson paid tribute to Constance Baker Motley, the first black woman to become a federal judge, for “a firm and courageous commitment to equal justice under the law.”

Carlson argued that Jackson’s appointment showed that Biden was committed to undermining equality.

“Now she may be great,” he said. “It doesn’t matter. The important thing is that she was chosen by what she looked like. So what do you know about Joe Biden, not about the candidate?

“He is absolutely delighted to pollute a system built by others for hundreds of years. This is the best system in the history of the world and he destroys it. I’m happy. I don’t care at all. “

Carlson also argued that Jackson was not only “many of the legal scholars … simply unaware of the law”, but also a “political activist.”

Carlson points out future proceedings on affirmative action in college admission, and believes that most Americans “because they are in Rwanda, they should be promoted based on their actions, not the way they were born, not their DNA. “.

Jennifer Rubin, a conservative Washington Post columnist, Called Carlson’s comment “The perfect distillation of white supremacism”.

The judge was appointed because of his identity. Ronald Reagan promised to choose a woman and installed Sandra Day O’Connor. Donald Trump promised to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a woman and set up Amy Coney Barrett, a hardline Catholic conservative.

Most observers say JacksonConfirmed by the US Court of Appeals on the DC Circuit with three Republican votes, is highly competent. On Friday, Steve Vladeck, a law professor at the University of Texas, said It pointed out She has nearly nine years of court experience and has combined four or more current judges, including Chief John Roberts.

Uradek Told to CNN: “Justice only [Sonia] Among the current judges, Sotomayor has experience in trials … and what we are really talking about here is the diversity along so many axes, and in fact every conceivable box. I think it’s from a candidate to check. “

Uradek also said, “It’s really hard to understand what the line of attack is on Jackson’s qualifications, her background, her experience, and the person you know who has her resume.” I did.

Republicans have been happy to provide previews.

Texas Ted Cruz Complained About Biden’s promise to choose a black woman, and how Democrats treated Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s second pick, who denied accusations of sexual assault. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina supported the candidate from his state, but said the “radical left” was behind Jackson’s pick.

Even Democrats who voted to confirm Jackson last year (Graham, Susan Collins, Maine, Lisa Murkowski, Alaska) are unlikely to need a Republican vote. Democrats only need their 50 senators and Vice President Kamala Harris’s vote.

Carlson pushed.

“Let’s say you didn’t really care about the country you lead,” he says. Said.. “Suppose you want to humiliate it, degrade it, and undermine its ancient system. What would you do?

“Well, you may take the single most important appointed position across the government and publicly announce that you are filling that position based on appearance. Skills for US Founding Documents. It is not based on wisdom or loyalty, but on the appearance of the person.

“… it will send a very clear message that you don’t like the country you run and don’t care about the institutions your ancestors built.”

The Supreme Court was established by Population almost exclusively By a white man. Of the 115 judges, two were black men and five were women.