Marsha Blackburn's latest attempt to smear Ketanji Brown Jackson ends in disaster
United States Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennesee) tried to smear Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson – President Joe Biden's Supreme Court nominee – on Monday evening and it backfired spectacularly.
"Joe Biden’s historic nominee to the Supreme Court can’t even define what a woman is," Blackburn tweeted, referring to a question that she asked Jackson during last week's Senate confirmation hearings. It was but one snippet of a line of inquiry that was widely ridiculed as demeaning and pointless.
Joe Biden\u2019s historic nominee to the Supreme Court can\u2019t even define what a woman is.— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@Sen. Marsha Blackburn) 1648508796
Jackson, however, did not fail to define the word "woman." Instead, she informed Blackburn that it was not her job as a potential jurist on the nation's highest court to do so. Blackburn, for her part, has yet to share her definition of the word.
The internet never forgets, and Twitter let Blackburn have it.
Is that her job? Or are you asking her to answer questions that are not germane to her position?— Frei Cuing (@Frei Cuing) 1648508861
She chose not to. Something like this could easily be a part of litigation she sees on the court. Best to show impartiality for any cases, for example, about intersex or transgender people and Title IX. \n\nAnd you are just using it for political points.— Tim Lach\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\udf3b\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Tim Lach\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8\ud83c\udf3b\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1648509011
She can\u2019t explain nor can any other Republican at this point. The level of racism and misogyny is through the roof— Cat (@Cat) 1648510412
@VoteMarsha stop pretending that you know how to question nominees. You\u2019re just trying to go against people that define themselves as something other than their birth sex.— WBPrince (@WBPrince) 1648510575
You don't know the difference between sex & gender ....and your questions proved you weren't qualified to question her— Peerpressure (@Peerpressure) 1648510114
Can you define what a woman is Marsha? It was the dumbest question in history. What if some ask you who is your hair dressers, how would you feel.— John Johnson (@John Johnson) 1648509706
She is the most qualified person to be nominated to the Supreme Court ever would be my guess. \nHow about you define what a Christian is? This should be interesting.— CL Payne (@CL Payne) 1648510573
No Hon, she just didn\u2019t let you provoke her. She answered your question straight up: she\u2019s not a biologist.— Ann Brenoff (@Ann Brenoff) 1648510086
Blackburn's public displays of cluelessness are nothing new. On Wednesday, she mixed up the Constitution with the Declaration of Independence.
"The Constitution grants us rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness—not abortions," she tweeted.
The Constitution grants us rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness \u2013 not abortions.— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@Sen. Marsha Blackburn) 1648077494
Did Derpy Marsha think of this zinger all on her own? Or did some 2bit intern write this?pic.twitter.com/zBxFxjh5sR— Thomas Stevens (@Thomas Stevens) 1648510811
Twitter refused to let her forget it.
She\u2019s highly qualified for the job unlike you who doesn\u2019t know the difference between The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution.— DogLover762 (@DogLover762) 1648509704
You don't know the difference between the Constitution you have vowed to uphold, and the Declaration of Independence.— Shut Up, Josh Hawley! (@Shut Up, Josh Hawley!) 1648510726
You can't even tell the difference between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and you're in Congress. WTF?!?— Michael \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 (@Michael \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08) 1648510222
Have you figured out the difference between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence yet?— Nick \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 (@Nick \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08) 1648509376
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