May 23, 2022

McConnell says Ketanji Jackson Brown would not oppose court packing

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on Sunday that Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson declined to oppose court-packing.

McConnell shared the remarks during a Sunday interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

“She wouldn’t do that,” McConnell said. “So, in the meantime, the [Senate Judiciary] Committee will ask her all the tough questions. I haven’t made a final decision as to how I’m going to vote.”

“I’m going to listen to the evidence. I’m going to listen to the hearings. And by the way, she’ll be treated much better than Democrats typically treated Republican nominees like Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh. It will be a respectful, deep-dive into her record, which I think is entirely appropriate for a lifetime appointment,” he added.

Brown’s confirmation hearing being on Monday. Democrats are hoping for a quick bipartisan agreement, but some conservatives are sure to make some noise about her progressive views.

The judge has already been confirmed on two other occasions, however, likely indicating she’ll make it through this time as well.

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