WASHINGTON (LifeSiteNews) — Judge Ketanji Jackson, President Joe Biden’s nominee for the Supreme Court, said that she is not able to provide a definition of what a woman is.
“Can you provide a definition for the word woman?” Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) asked the Harvard-educated federal judge during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday.
“Can I provide a definition? No. I can’t,” the judge said.
“You can’t?” Senator Blackburn asked.
“Not in this context, I’m not a biologist,” the nominee said.
“So you believe that the meaning of the word woman is so unclear and controversial that you cannot give me a definition?” Blackburn asked.
The exchange came after Blackburn asked Jackson if she believed schools should tell kids they can change gender. Blackburn also asked the nominee about “physical differences between men and women,” citing the late liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s words in a Supreme Court case about the previously male-only Virginia Military Institute.
Blackburn brought up the “dangers of progressive education” and referenced how a gender-confused man named William “Lia” Thomas won a female NCAA swimming championship.
Senator Hawley pressed Jackson on child porn users
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) continued his criticism of Judge Jackson’s leniency for child porn offenders.
Hawley referenced one case where the judge told an 18-year-old child porn offender that he should not think of himself as a “pedophile.”
“Then you apologized to him, and I just have to tell you that I can’t quite figure this out, you said to him ‘this is a truly difficult situation … I feel so sorry for you [and your family],” Hawley said, reading the judge’s words back to her. “I feel terrible about that collateral consequences of this conviction … Sex offenders are truly shunned in our society.”
“This, in my view was an unusual case that had a number of factors that the defendant was pointing out, that the government was pointing out, that the probation office was pointing out,” Judge Jackson told Hawley.
“And I sent this 18-year-old to three months in federal prison. Under [the] circumstances that were presented in this case because I wanted him to understand that what he had done was harmful,” Jackson said. “That what he had done was unlawful [and] that what he had done violated the law and needed to be punished.”
Hawley has previously raised concerns about the Supreme Court nominee’s record on sex offenders.
This was maybe Josh @HawleyMO's strongest point in his back-and-forth with KBJ over sentencing of child sex predators — he read from a sentencing in which she said she "feel[s] so sorry for" the perp's family "and for you and for the anguish this has caused all of you." pic.twitter.com/oL9CfxeJ6u
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 22, 2022
“In her time on the U.S. Sentencing Commission, Judge Jackson said she ‘mistakingly assumed that child pornography offenders are pedophiles’ and she wanted ‘to understand this category of nonpedophiles who obtain child pornography,’” Hawley said prior to the hearings.
“[I]n every single child porn case for which we can find records, Judge Jackson deviated from the federal sentencing guidelines in favor of child porn offenders,” Hawley previously said.