McConnell opposes Judge Brown for Supreme Court – no gasps of surprise!


Portrait of the Senator as a younger bigot

Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has made it known that he will vote against confirming President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the first Black woman to sit on the nation’s highest judicial bench.

As GOP leader in the U.S. Senate, McConnell’s announcement was not a surprise to many…

Senate Democrats are reportedly hoping for a full vote for Jackson’s confirmation next month. She needs 51 out of 100 votes to be approved for the bench. There are 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans in the U.S. Senate, and as a wild card, Vice President Kamala Harris has the tiebreaker vote.

…it is not clear if Jackson will garner any support from Republicans.

I was co-chair of a freshly-chartered chapter of young Republicans when I was young…the Republican part was a favor for a friend who was a Republican and pretty even-handed on many political issues BITD. Especially regarding racism and conservatives who took opportunist support anywhere it could be found. A stance not completely absent in some Republican regions even 60 years ago.

I returned to being unregistered with either of the two parties generally allowed…after a polite couple of months.

7 thoughts on “McConnell opposes Judge Brown for Supreme Court – no gasps of surprise!

  1. Mad Hatter says:

    “Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., on Monday launched an outlandish attack against three Republican senators who support Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, accusing them of somehow being “pro-pedophile.”
    …Greene’s charge that lawmakers who vote to confirm Jackson are “pro-pedophile” takes that wild accusation to a new level, but she’s not alone in promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory. A recent survey from the Public Religion Research Institute found that 16% of Americans believed that “the government, media, and financial worlds in the U.S. are controlled by a group of Satan-worshipping pedophiles who run a global child sex-trafficking operation.” Republicans across the country have played into those fears in recent months with a series of bills targeting the LGBTQ community, with those opposing the legislation being labeled as “groomers.” https://news.yahoo.com/greene-revives-q-anon-smear-in-attack-on-gop-senators-backing-jacksons-scotus-nomination-140627286.html

      • Santayana says:

        “Before mass leaders seize the power to fit reality to their lies, their propaganda is marked by its extreme contempt for facts as such, for in their opinion fact depends entirely on the power of man who can fabricate it.” Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism (1973)

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