Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

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Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

March 27, 2022 - 17:39
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This week the House of Representatives was not in session, so I spent time back in the district holding listening sessions and meeting with constituents to hear about the issues that matter most to them.

Meanwhile back in Washington, the Senate Judiciary Committee began the confirmation hearings for President Biden’s Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Like many things that have grown since President Biden took office – inflation, illegal immigration, and gas prices – crime rates, too, are skyrocketing. A crime data sampling from 22 major U.S. cities, for example, showed that the murder rate went up 44% in 2021 compared to 2019.

During the past two years many of my colleagues on the other side have advocated for no cash-bail policies, supported soft-on-crime DAs, and called for defunding or even dismantling the police. Not surprisingly, these efforts have helped to fuel soaring crime, an epidemic of lawlessness, and tragic outcomes that we seem to see in news reports nearly every single day.

So I was disappointed – but not surprised – to see that Biden’s Supreme Court pick has an alarming pattern of handing down light sentences to sexual predators and those convicted of possessing child porn. In one case she gave an offender just three months in prison for possessing a large quantity of child pornography, which should have carried a sentence of eight to ten years.

I have concerns about Judge Jackson’s ability to serve on our Nation’s highest court when she has consistently failed to follow federal sentencing guidelines – instead siding with offenders. That is why I joined several of my colleagues in sending a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (IL) and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (IA) outlining concerns with Judge Jackson’s troubling history of treating sexual predators as if they were the victims rather than the actual victims of these shocking crimes.

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For those who don't know the harm in Child Porn, I will give you one main reason. When a person looks for it or has it in their possession, they are creating a demand, and that creates an opportunity for some evil, selfish person to produce some at the expense of some innocent young human beings. Those who produce it should be caught, convicted and executed. Execution is a mild sentence for someone so evil and selfish. Sound kind of harsh? It is not even close to what they have done to society, and that poor child.

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