According to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination by President Joe Biden is “insulting” to her personally, and she wishes the president had chosen someone else.
Appearing on the right-wing Real America’s Voice Tuesday, the failed vice presidential nominee began by declaring that Judge Jackson isn’t “right” for the high court, despite the fact that she has impeccable academic and judicial credentials and is more accomplished than Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett, all of whom were nominated by former President Donald Trump:
“I don’t think she is right for the Supreme Court. She did not have the most basic, fundamental answers to the most basic, fundamental questions being posed to her, of her, from those on the Hill, and it kind of shocked me that she seemed so ill-prepared, really, to be able to answer a simple question like, what’s a woman? Y’know, our first, second, third graders can answer that one. And that took me aback.”
And then Palin made it clear that her biggest objection to Judge Jackson is the fact that she’s a black woman:
“I think it’s unfortunate that Joe Biden came right out of the chute saying, he was going to base his pick on race and on gender. And, you know, that brings back the movement towards freedom and true equality, so far back, and, you know, it’s pretty insulting that he pretty much just decided to create those parameters.”
How is it insulting that Biden made it clear he wanted a Supreme Court that reflects America and therefore intended to appoint a black woman? Trump steadfastly refused to appoint a person of color in his three SCOTUS nominations, which certainly reinforces what many have long believed about the ex-president’s bigotry and blatant racism that goes all the way back to the 1970s, when he and his father were accused of refusing to rent apartments to African-American tenants.
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