Wasserman Schultz Says Judge Brown Jackson 'More Than Qualified'

Wasserman Schultz Says Judge Brown Jackson 'More Than Qualified'

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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March 26, 2022

As the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson came to an end, Democratic lawmakers like Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz were quick to point out just how qualified they believed Judge Brown Jackson was to sit on the highest court in the land.

Rep. Wasserman Schultz tweeted out a graph from a story in the Washington Post that compared the education and work experiences of the nine justices currently sitting on the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Compared to her peers, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is more than qualified,” stated Rep. Wasserman Schultz.

The graph is interesting, to say the least, as it shows that Judge Brown Jackson could be the most qualified jurist considering that she checks off all the boxes in the graph.

The graph was posted shortly before the confirmation hearings began.

Except for Justices Clarence Thomas and Amy Coney Barrett, all of the justices checked off at least three of the categories in the graph.

Justice Elena Kagan is arguably the least qualified justice because she does not have any experience as a federal judge.

During the hearings, Senate Republicans like Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz, aggressively questioned Judge Brown Jackson on her past record on the Sentencing Commission, in particular her sentencing decisions on child pornography cases.

“And then you look at the sentencing, the child porn cases she's had and there have been a couple where she had no discretion in sentencing, either there was a mandatory minimum that she had to sentence, or there was a plea agreement that both the prosecution and defense agreed to,” said Sen. Cruz, adding that Judge Brown Jackson sentenced child porn defendants “way, way, way below the sentencing guidelines.”

Judge Brown Jackson is expected to be confirmed by the Democratic-led U.S. Senate and will become the first African-American justice to sit on the Supreme Court.

President Joe Biden delivered on a campaign promise to nominate a Black judge if the SCOTUS vacancy presented itself during his term in office.

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]

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