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CNN’s White House reporter John Harwood in contrast Republican senators who voted in opposition to the affirmation of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Confederacy.
On Thursday, Jackson was confirmed into the Supreme Court by a 53-47 vote. Every Democrat senator voted in favor of confirming Jackson together with Republican Sens. Mitt Romney, Utah, Susan Collins, Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, Alaska.
Harwood criticized Republicans opposition to Jackson suggesting they’re akin to Confederate sympathizers who voted in opposition to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
“When Thurgood Marshall was confirmed in 1967 to become the first black man on the Supreme Court, 16 of 22 senators from the 11 states of the old Confederacy voted no or didn’t vote, when Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed today to become the first black woman, 18 of 22 voted no,” Harwood tweeted.
Marshall was confirmed to the Supreme Court in 1967 in a 69-11 vote with twenty voters abstaining or voting current. Of the thirty-one senators who voted no or abstained, twenty-seven have been Democrats.
Throughout the affirmation course of, the Democrat’s allies within the media have accused Republicans of slinging “abuse” in opposition to Jackson by questioning her judicial report in the direction of baby pornography instances. ABC’s “The View” and MSNBC’s Joy Reid instructed Republican opposition is racially motivated whereas others repeated a White House speaking level and stated they have been signaling to a fringe extremist base.
Last month, Harwood instructed that criticizing Jackson’s report on instances is “dangerous” because it allegedly appeals to violence.
“On ambitious GOP senators ‘playing to the base’ w/KBJ: -conservative Nat’l Review calls their attacks ‘meritless’-they know a disturbed man fantasizing about Dems and child sex trafficking fired an assault rifle in DC pizzeria in 2016 political fun-and-games can get dangerous,” Harwood tweeted.