Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas took aim at Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, nailing her for several contradictions in her professional past.
Cruz questioned Jackson about her support for the “1619 Project” and Critical Race Theory during her confirmation hearing, catching her in several contradictions.
“Judge Jackson delivered a speech in 2020 in which she praised the 1619 Project, which falsely claims the American Revolution was fought to preserve slavery; and Critical Race Theory, which holds that American institutions are systemically racist. She also supported protests linked with the anti-police Black Lives Matter movement,” reports Breitbart News.
“Asked about the 1619 Project, Judge Jackson professed not to have known it had been debunked. She also said Critical Race Theory was a mere academic theory ‘about the ways in which race interacts with various institutions. It doesn’t come up in my work as a judge.’ She added that she did not intend to bring it into her work as a potential Supreme Court justice,” Breitbart News reported.
Cruz didn’t stop there. Eventually, Judge Jackson was cornered, having been caught in a lie.
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Judge Jackson said that she did not believe that critical race theory was taught in schools.
When @tedcruz points out that the school that she serves on the board of indeed teaches critical race theory, she quickly amends her position to be only about *PUBLIC* schools. pic.twitter.com/R80rcxpruV
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“Cruz then presented evidence that Critical Race Theory is being used in classroom materials at the Georgetown private school at which she is a board member. In an uncomfortable exchange, Judge Jackson backtracked, saying she thought he was only referring to public schools and not private schools,” reports Breitbart News.
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