Twitter burns 'serial shapeshifter' Marsha Blackburn for her hypocritical opposition to Ketanji Brown Jackson
United States Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) told reporters on Thursday that she could not support Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination to the Supreme Court because Jackson refused to define the word "woman" during her confirmation hearings last month.
Jackson, who was confirmed 53-47 this afternoon as the first Black woman to serve as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, responded at the time that she is "not a biologist" and that it was inappropriate for her to opine on social issues.
"I will not hold this against the nominee," Blackburn snapped back.
Since then, right-wing lawmakers – Blackburn in particular – have latched onto the brief exchange as a rallying cry to torpedo Jackson's nomination.
Today was the latest iteration.
"There are enduring differences between male and female. She said she couldn't give that definition, and of course, we know why," Blackburn said at a press conference. "It is because the dark-money leftist groups that have been pushing to have a progressive in the Supreme Court have been pushing her nomination confirmation do not want that definition."
Blackburn's remark about supposed "dark-money leftist groups" is especially ironic considering that she voted for former President Donald Trump's three Supreme Court appointments, whose nominations were backed by shadowy anti-choice right-wing groups such as the Federalist Society. Notably, Trump declared early in his presidency that being against abortion was the most important factor in whom he chose to sit on the Court for life.
Nevertheless, Blackburn's foredoomed crusade to keep Jackson off the Court dredged forward.
"They're trying to erase 'woman,'" Blackburn continued, offering no evidence or names of specific organizations that she insists had backrolling Jackson's candidacy. "They are trying to push this agenda of woke education. These are some of the reasons, for me, that I cannot vote to confirm her to the US Supreme Court."
Watch below via The Recount:
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Judge Jackson\u2019s Supreme Court nomination:\n\n\u201cDark-money leftist groups ... are trying to erase woman. They are trying to push this agenda of woke education. These are some of the reasons, for me, that I cannot vote to confirm her.\u201dpic.twitter.com/WBW4jpglDZ— The Recount (@The Recount) 1649350718
As has become commonplace recently, Blackburn and her transparent hypocrisy faced a drubbing on social media.
Total whack job. Who is this dark money? Everyone talks about it as if it is real. Yet no one can identify a single source of it.— VS Sears (@VS Sears) 1649350878
I'm not sure even SHE knows what she was talking about.— \ud835\udd4a\ud835\udd52\ud835\udd5a\ud835\udd5d\ud835\udd44\ud835\udd5a\ud835\udd52\ud835\udd4e\ud835\udd52\ud835\udd6a \u26f5\ufe0f\ud83c\udfd6\u2600\ufe0f (@\ud835\udd4a\ud835\udd52\ud835\udd5a\ud835\udd5d\ud835\udd44\ud835\udd5a\ud835\udd52\ud835\udd4e\ud835\udd52\ud835\udd6a \u26f5\ufe0f\ud83c\udfd6\u2600\ufe0f) 1649351461
Has the \u201cErase Woman\u201d campaign started already? There was supposed to be a campaign style kick off, no? And how the hell did Blackburn find out?— Michael Friedman (@Michael Friedman) 1649351000
Tennessee has approved marriage for under aged (ahem) women.— Doug Gardner (@Doug Gardner) 1649350910
What a potent pairing: projection ("dark-money," "erase women") along with all that cultish jibber-jabber gibberish -- "leftist" (oh my!); "woke education" (oh, no!). Blackburn, yowling the alarmist two-step, hitting all the low notes.— t.j.m. holden (@t.j.m. holden) 1649351062
Did God give people free choice? It\u2019s certainly not true if you are a GQP taking away the rights of individuals to be themselves. I guess @MarshaBlackburn doesn\u2019t believe in God . And that\u2019s okay since she has free choice to believe what she wants. Taking rights away is not ok— Laurie S. (@Laurie S.) 1649352608
Erase women by confirming one to the Supreme Court? Do these people even put one minute of thought into these nonsense arguments?— Andrew Tornetta (@Andrew Tornetta) 1649352236
People like Blackburn talking about dark money \non the left is yet another, accuse the other\nside of what you do yourself.\nRight wing dark money is killing politics,\nand the country.— marco m (@marco m) 1649352158
What the hell is \u201cwoke education?\u201d Why do GOP reps slap catchphrases to intricate matters to stoke fear in their constituents who don\u2019t truly understand what\u2019s happening?— Subtle Thoughts (@Subtle Thoughts) 1649352781
They always project what they do. This after they define a woman as a husband's wife, and Graham ignores Jackson's career saying she's a good mom. How the women can participate in this is beyond me, following this logic they shouldn't be working.— MMB (@MMB) 1649352125
Not voting for the woman bc you dont like her interpretation of the constitution is a form of erasing women\u2019s voices— pmp (@pmp) 1649352106
Leftist want to "erase women" \nBut the @GOP is literally erasing women's rights to: \n-Body autonomy\n-Equal Pay\n-They've Fought to prevent the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act\n-They're discussing to eliminating interracial marriage\n\nSerial shapeshifters @MarshaBlackburn— Lumpy_Space_Prince (@Lumpy_Space_Prince) 1649351683
In case anyone is confused by her double talk, here is the real reason she\u2019s voting no.pic.twitter.com/Kqg6BXmG1q— \u0435\u0431\u0430\u0442\u044c \u0420\u043e\u0441\u0456\u044e\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 \ud83c\udf3b\ud83c\udf3b\ud83c\udf3b (@\u0435\u0431\u0430\u0442\u044c \u0420\u043e\u0441\u0456\u044e\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 \ud83c\udf3b\ud83c\udf3b\ud83c\udf3b) 1649351968
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