Peter Fimrite says he’s a 30-year veteran of the San Francisco Chronicle, so we know he wasn’t born yesterday. He’s sharing an opinion piece published in the Washington Post claiming that the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson were less about “advise and consent” and more about “smear and degrade.” We’re not sure how she was smeared; for being soft on possessors of child porn? She defended her sentences and said that sentencing guidelines need to be updated for the internet age.
Never has a confirmation hearing been less about law and more about partisan point-scoring and presidential campaign-launching. Forget advise and consent. This is smear and degrade. https://t.co/Arx3gr8X1X
— Peter Fimrite (@pfimrite) March 26, 2022
Presidential campaign-launching? Does anybody remember the showboating by both Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings? Remember Booker’s “I am Spartacus” moment? Come on, man.
You just start paying attention this week?
— KBR 🇺🇸 (@Roberts175) March 26, 2022
What planet do you live on?
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) March 26, 2022
You can’t be serious?
— Truthbombs1234 (@truthbombs1234) March 26, 2022
— gmg (@gobluesurf) March 26, 2022
Clarence Thomas might like a word.
— F* Your Short Memory 🏴 Anti-Cult of Absurdity (@BucMon21) March 26, 2022
Were you in a coma for Kavanaugh? ACB???
— S k y (@Skkyyyyyyyyyyy) March 26, 2022
Apparently, you missed the Thomas, Barrett and Kavanaugh hearings
— LisaMo (@LisaMoMentor2) March 26, 2022
Have you never seen a confirmation hearing before today?
— Whiskey___Pete (@Retiredontheriv) March 26, 2022
If stupid was snow, you'd be a blizzard.
— Elmer FuddyDuddy (@ThomasM38890121) March 26, 2022
It’s demeaning & shows your contempt for her that you believe Judge Jackson would just sit there & not eviscerate any senator who’d “degraded” or “smeared” her in that hearing. She’s a skilled trial lawyer. And if she’d been smeared, you’d have heard her loud & fucking clear.
— Mark Ashworth & the Wreckoning Bros Podcast (@marklarflash) March 26, 2022
She’s a grown woman being quizzed about her professional record. Stop infantilizing her.
— Vivienne Bouché (@BoucheVivienne) March 26, 2022
I must have missed the part where she was smeared and degraded as a gang rapist.
— Leigh45🇺🇸 (@lasj45) March 26, 2022
We’re you abducted by aliens 2017-2020 or are you just dishonest?
They accused Kav of gang rape without evidence and in front of his children. They said ACB was in a Handmaid’s Cult because she’s religious and has a lot of kids.
All KBJ is facing is her own record.
— Your Mom Is A Bot (@wsliger) March 26, 2022
@sfchronicle are all your writers this historically ignorant?
— Tom 🇺🇸🌲 Not a Biologist (@tomspants405) March 26, 2022
They accused Kavanaugh of drugging the punch at high school parties and organizing gang rapes, but of course, he knows that.
The tantrum that certain commentators are throwing over Sasse anointing he will vote no on KBJ due to her judicial philosophy is rather revealing of their expectation of double standards. Not one of these people similarly complained when every Senate Dem voted no on ACB.
— AG🌻 (@AGHamilton29) March 26, 2022
Obama’s two SCOTUS justices got meaningful #s of GOP votes, despite philosophical differences (5 for EK, 9 for SS), then:
94% of Senate Dems voted against Gorsuch
98% of them voted against Kavanaugh
and 100% of them voted against ACB.
None of those votes were about CV’s. https://t.co/bvitbckjGI
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 26, 2022
WaPo Editorial Board contends that Republicans have treated Ketanji Brown Jackson *worse* than Brett Kavanaugh was treated https://t.co/AfWYH0x5Ju
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 24, 2022