Jim Jordan's latest Twitter swipe at Ketanji Brown Jackson backfires spectacularly

Jim Jordan's latest Twitter swipe at Ketanji Brown Jackson backfires spectacularly
Rep. Jim Jordan, ABC's "This Week" Screengrab

The Twitter account belonging to Republican United States Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio is a treasure trove of tidbits into his inner-most mental musings. The January 6th Capitol insurrection participant and alleged college sex abuse cover-upper clearly enjoys the attention that his posts receive; as they say, there is no such thing as bad press.

But his most recent tweet attacking Supreme Court nominee Judge Kentaji Brown Jackson on Tuesday afternoon may just give that adage a serious run for its money.

In only 20 words, Jordan all but accused the media of rigging the SCOTUS confirmation process and completely undermined the GOP's opposition to and suspicion of Jackson.

"Want to see media bias?" Jordan asked the audience. "Just watch Supreme Court nomination coverage when it’s a conservative versus when it’s a liberal."

The problem with the first part of Jordan's complaint is that it makes no sense because coverage of Senate hearings happens in real-time, astute Twitter users pointed out...

...no matter who the nominee is or the office that they are hoping to hold...

...or the double standards certain right-wing politicians apply to the circumstances.

Others noted that a nominee's qualifications, as well as the contents of their characters, are supposed to have an impact – but not on how confirmation hearings are broadcast to the public.

Jackson, however, has already been confirmed by the Senate to the second-highest court in the country.

People see through Jordan's grandstanding.

And they have a word for it.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article misspelled Ketanji Brown Jackson's first name.

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