Ted Cruz asks Ketanji Brown Jackson if she believes 'babies are racist' ...
Ted Cruz has baffled people by asking Biden's Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson if babies are racist.
As Biden’s first Supreme Court nominee, Brown Jackson has been undergoing her confirmation hearing conducted by the US Senate's Judiciary Committee.
If she is confirmed, she will replace Justice Stephen Breyer who is retiring from his position.
As part of the hearings, she was being quizzed by different senators on her qualifications and philosophy, and it was during her questioning with Texas senator Ted Cruz that he asked her about an anti-racist book for babies.
In an attempt to quiz the judge about so-called critical race theory, the senator had a page of the book blown up and displayed on an easel.
The TikTok account for news site NowThis News posted a clip of Cruz’s bizarre questioning and wrote: “In what has absolutely nothing to do with her hearing, Ted Cruz asks #KBJ if she believes babies are racist—a nod to the GOP’s favorite talking point: Critical Race Theory.”
Did @tedcruz just ask #KetanjiBrownJackson if she believes babies are racist??? What the hell.\n\nThis #CriticalRaceTheory discussion is off the rails. It's a theory taught in law school not in K-12 curriculum. CRT is irrelevant to this confirmation hearing.
I know Twitter likes to dunk on Ted Cruz a lot, but we should all respect that no one likes making Ted Cruz look like an idiot more than Ted Cruz himself.https://twitter.com/Forbes/status/1506347875428614145\u00a0\u2026
In response to continued questioning on this issue, Brown Jackson replied: “Senator, I have no revied any of those books, and of those ideas, they don’t come up in my work as a judge, which I am respectfully here to address.”
Judge Jackson responds to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) asking about children's books with anti-racist themes at Georgetown Day School, where Jackson is on the board:\n\n\u201cThey don\u2019t come up in my work as a judge, which I\u2019m respectfully here to address ... my near decade on the bench.\u201dpic.twitter.com/q0kvnU2API