Tucker Carlson sparks outrage with attack leveled at SCOTUS nominee Ketjani Jackson
Fox News' Tucker Carlson sparked a media firestorm after his latest controversial rant about U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Ketjani Jackson.
On Wednesday, March 2, Carlson went off the rails during his primetime segment of "The Tucker Carlson Show." At one point during the segment, he took aim at Jackson criticizing her for everything from her name to her professional attributions and family lineage.
“So is Ketanji Brown Jackson, that even Joe Biden has trouble pronouncing, one of our top legal minds in the entire country? Certainly hope so. Biden’s right, appointing her is one of his gravest constitutional duties,” Carlson said.
“So it might be time for Joe Biden to let us know what Ketanji Brown Jackson’s LSAT score was. How’d she do on the LSATs? Why wouldn’t he tell us that? That would settle the question conclusively as to whether she’s a once-in-a-generation legal talent," he said. "It would seem like American’s in a democracy have a right to know that and much more before giving her a lifetime appointment, but we didn’t hear that.”
Tucker: It might be time for Joe Biden to let us know Ketanji Brown Jackson\u2019s LSAT score was. Why wouldn\u2019t he tell us that\u2026pic.twitter.com/boPHU5PnMd— Acyn (@Acyn) 1646270166
Almost immediately after the clip of Carlson's segment began circulating on social media, Twitter users began hammering him for his belligerent arguments. Veteran news anchor Dan Rahter offered a blistering assessment of Carlson's works tweeting:
"Number 1: Straight up racist. Number 2: Right, we always hear about LSAT scores for Republican judges. Number 3: LSAT scores are about getting into law school, not the quality of a legal mind. Number 4: Trump's grades and taxes... Number 5-100: Straight up racist."
Number 1: Straight up racist.\nNumber 2: Right, we always hear about LSAT scores for Republican judges. \nNumber 3: LSAT scores are about getting into law school, not the quality of a legal mind. \nNumber 4: Trump's grades and taxes... \nNumber 5-100: Straight up racist.https://twitter.com/Acyn/status/1499191856948662272\u00a0\u2026— Dan Rather (@Dan Rather) 1646278115
Tucker Carlson wants Ketanji Brown\u2019s LSAT scores. All I can say is that there is no entrance exam into journalism, which makes Carlson very, very lucky— Lauren Wolfe (@Lauren Wolfe) 1646283057
Posting my LSAT score in solidarity. @TuckerCarlson @FoxNews #RacismOnDisplaypic.twitter.com/VFJbZEjult— Ann \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 #StandWithUkraine (@Ann \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 #StandWithUkraine) 1646283014
Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Jaime Harrison also fired back in Brown's defense with a brief, but strong, list of the justice nominee's academic accolades. "Judge Brown Jackson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard, Cum Laude from Harvard Law, & was the editor of the Harvard Law review," Harrison tweeted. "She is the real deal. I’ve never heard 'Tie Too Tight' ask about lsat scores for other nominees, but typical of those who feel a bit 'inadequate.'”
Judge Brown Jackson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard, Cum Laude from Harvard Law, & was the editor of the Harvard Law review. She is the real deal. I\u2019ve never heard \u201cTie Too Tight\u201d ask about lsat scores for other nominees, but typical of those who feel a bit \u201cinadequate.\u201dhttps://twitter.com/acyn/status/1499191856948662272\u00a0\u2026— Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair (@Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair) 1646278287
His mispronunciation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson\u2019s name is no accident.— Katie S. Phang (@Katie S. Phang) 1646270953
This is patently racist. How about looking at the fact that she graduated magna cum laude from @Harvard, cum laude from @Harvard_Law where she served as an editor w/ @HarvLRev, clerked for 3 judges at all fed levels includ SCOTUS, & has distinguished legal/judicial experience.— Richard Signorelli (@Richard Signorelli) 1646272014
BTW, her LSAT score is probably phenomenal but no one asks for it as a qualifying measure for any legal position. I know I was never asked for it at the firms I worked for including @HughesHubbard & the @SDNYnews— Richard Signorelli (@Richard Signorelli) 1646272148
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