Biden’s SCOTUS nominee now in the hot seat over past rulings in child porn cases

President Joe Biden’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, better have thick and tough skin, as she’s about to go through the ringer with her upcoming Senate hearings as part of her confirmation process.

According to The Washington Times, while Brown Jackson has the judicial experience for the job, most agree, she apparently has a brewing problem with her judicial philosophy, which includes a number of child pornography-related cases in which she seemed to offer unusual levels of leniency. 

The situation comes on the heels of rampant reports of “soft on crime” prosecutors and judges in many of America’s largest cities, which is definitely a flashpoint for the upcoming November midterm elections.

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley (MO) was the first senator to shed light on Brown Jackson’s past cases involving child porn or child sexual assault, which stirred up quite the controversy across social media.

She “has a pattern”

While the White House insisted that Hawley “cherry-picked” a handful of cases from Brown Jackson’s past, the Missouri senator believes there is more than enough evidence in her rulings to establish some type of pattern.

He tweeted that Brown Jackson “has a pattern of letting child porn offenders off the hook for their appalling crimes, both as a judge and policymaker.”

The Republican senator told reporters, “She’s been touted as someone whose record on the bench is what qualifies for the court, so she’s going to have to answer these questions.”

“It gets worse. As a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, Judge Jackson advocated for drastic change in how the law treats sex offenders by eliminating the existing mandatory minimum sentences for child porn,” Hawley wrote in a follow-up tweet.

Prepare for fireworks

Brown Jackson likely would have received somewhat of an easy path to her confirmation given that the nation’s focus is almost still solely on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

However, Hawley’s findings have opened up the proverbial floodgates, and Brown Jackson, who’s set to begin hearings on Monday, could be in for an extremely bumpy ride, and some believe that given the nature of the crimes she appears to have been soft on, in some cases, that it could force the White House to reconsider if she becomes too toxic.

Only time will tell if Brown Jackson makes it onto the high court’s bench, but it’s now clear that it won’t be easy.