Watch: Durbin destroys Hawley by allowing Ketanji Brown Jackson to respond to his debunked attack

Watch: Durbin destroys Hawley by allowing Ketanji Brown Jackson to respond to his debunked attack
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U.S. Senator Josh Hawley‘s misleading and false allegations have been debunked by mainstream, left-leaning, and even right-wing media and news outlets and yet during his remarks on Monday he brought them up again. The Republican Senator from Missouri’s charges, which are tinged with a QAnon taint, basically are that Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was soft on those found guilty of child pornography.

At the opening of Tuesday’s Senate confirmation hearing Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin decimated Hawley’s attack with a litany of facts, but also by giving Judge Jackson the opportunity to speak to the allegations directly to the Senators and to the American people.

Joyce Vance, an MSNBC and NBC News legal analyst and a former U.S. Attorney observes that “Judge Jackson’s brilliance as a jurist is on full display as she responds to a question about whether she’s soft on crime when it comes to child pornography. Does not shy away from describing the crime as depiction of sex abuse but notes she must follow Congress’ sentencing law.”

Watch Chairman Durbin confront the false allegations directly by using Senator Hawley’s own words, and Judge Jackson’s response:

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