President Joe Biden contradicted a previous statement from the White House on Monday, saying he did not “see any of” Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearings, according to The Daily Caller.
This came after a statement from his press department at the White House, which stated previously that he had watched portions of the confirmation heartens for his nominee to the Supreme Court.
“I didn’t get a chance to see any of it,” Biden told reporters when asked if he had watched the hearings.
On March 22, which was the second day of Jackson’s confirmation hearings, White House spokesman Chris Meagher said that Biden had watched portions of the proceedings and was impressed with his nominee’s ability to strike down “conspiracy” theories about her background from Republicans.
White House spokesman Chris Meagher said on March 22, the second day of the confirmation hearings, that Biden had watched portions of the proceedings and was impressed by her ability to strike down “conspiracy” theories about her background that Republicans brought up, Reuters reported.
“This is one of the most qualified nominees ever nominated for the Supreme Court, in every respect, in terms of her disposition, her intellectual capacity, her experience and background serving on three additional courts,” Biden said, defending Jackson against Republican criticisms. “Totally, thoroughly qualified.”
“He watched clips and read coverage, but not the hearing in full,” a White House official told the Daily Caller News Foundation in a statement.
Jackson also defended her sentencing for child pornography cases when Republicans asserted that her sentences were too lenient on the convicted offenders, saying, “nothing could be further from the truth,” and that a judge has to consider many aspects of the offense and the victims perspective.