Tucker Carlson Continued his anger at the president on Thursday Joe BidenCommitment to appoint black women to the Supreme Court, this time questioning eligibility His candidateReferee Ketangi Brown JacksonAnd insult her name.
“So, is Kentanji Brown Jackson (a name that even Joe Biden has a hard time pronouncing) one of the top legalists in the country?” The Fox news The host misunderstood Ketangi and said.
“We certainly hope so. It’s Biden’s right. Appointing her is one of his most important constitutional obligations.”
“So it may be time for Joe Biden to let us know what Kentaji Brown Jackson’s LSAT score was,” he said again, mispronounced her name. “How did she do at LSAT? Why doesn’t he tell us that? It’s the next lesson learned whether she’s a once-in-a-generation legal talent. Will definitely answer the question about whether or not. “
Equal number Legal expert pointed outLSAT, a law school entrance exam, has little or no relevance as a measure of legal proficiency.
Carlsson Furious With regard to the president’s pledge to appoint a black woman to replace the retired Judge Stephen Breyer, this is a move that brings the coveted diversity to the court. Biden said in January that his choice was “extraordinary qualifications, personality and integrity” and that the inclusion of black women in the Supreme Court was “long postponed.”
However, according to Carlson at the time, Biden was not chosen for justice “based on legal insight, intelligence, wise judgment or loyalty to the US Constitution,” but on “gender and color.” I had confirmed that I would be selected.
It’s a classic playbook material for Carlson, who is notorious for him Racist When Misogyny Dog whistle, often targeted Woman with strong color..Carlson when Vice President Kamala Harris was first elected Biden’s running mate repetition Her name was also mispronounced and became visibly frustrating when corrected by the guest.
“I don’t remember Tucker wanting to know [Justice] Amy Coney Barrett’s test score. Or someone else’s. For some reason, he casts doubt on Brown Jackson’s intelligence. Or is he “just asking a question,” said former federal prosecutor Ron Filipkowski. Tweet..
The legal podcast in the “Opening Discussion” pointed out that Carlson’s metrics for measuring suitability for the Supreme Court were ridiculous.
A graduate of Harvard University, Jackson is currently a judge in the US Court of Appeals in the District of Appeals for Columbia. She previously served as a judge in the US District Court for the District of Columbia for eight years. She was also a former public defender, vice chairman of the US Judgment Commission, and a clerk at Breyer during the 1999-2000 Supreme Court term.
This article was originally HuffPost It has been updated.