Senator Hawley Righteous Twitter Storm Rains on Pedo Defender Judge Jackson
Sen. Hawley warns of Biden SCOTUS pick's 'long record' of letting child porn offenders 'off the hook'
SENATOR HAWLEY ON TWITTER LINK (press office)
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., ignited a firestorm of reaction with a March 16 Twitter thread in which he raised questions about President Biden's Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
Last week, Hawley highlighted Jackson's record as a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission and argued in a thread spanning 18 tweets that she has a history of "letting child porn offenders off the hook."
Public Advocate President Eugene Delgaudio says:
The first tweet and Hawley's opening statements on the floor and in the commitee have shaken the world and all Americans that such a defender of convicted pehophiles exists and that a person with these beliefs is nominated for the Supreme Court.
The first tweet on March 16 from Senator Hawley as part of a thread was followed by many more with worse and worse details.
Hawley tweeted: "I've been researching the record of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, reading her opinions, articles, interviews & speeches. I've noticed an alarming pattern when it comes to Judge Jackson's treatment of sex offenders, especially those preying on children"
Republican Sen. Josh Hawley posted a lengthy Twitter thread Wednesday containing several examples that he says demonstrates an "alarming" pattern of lenient treatment of sex offenders who prey on children from Biden Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
"Judge Jackson has a pattern of letting child porn offenders off the hook for their appalling crimes, both as a judge and as a policymaker," the Missouri Republican tweeted Wednesday. "She's been advocating for it since law school. This goes beyond 'soft on crime.' I'm concerned that this a record that endangers our children."
Hawley cited several writings from Jackson's past dating back to her time in law school including a passage where she wrote that sex offender status can lead to "stigmatization and ostracism" and that public policy is driven by a "climate of fear, hatred & revenge" against sex offenders
"It gets worse," Hawley wrote. "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 explained how during a February 2012 U.S. Sentencing Commission hearing, Jackson suggested to a witness that some child pornography offenders were possibly "less serious offenders" because they engaged in child pornography due to motivations that weren't sexual but rather an attempt to be part of a group.