Wow, Sen. Josh Hawley certainly started something with that Twitter thread of his highlighting some of the sentences Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson handed out to those charged with child pornography. As Twitchy reported last week, Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin told Sen. Ted Cruz that Republicans had “exhausted” the topic of her lenient sentences. The media also did its part to cover for Jackson, calling her sentences “mainstream” and tracking down the man she’d let off with just three months to see how his life was going.
Now Politico’s Burgess Everett is telling us that Durbin is calling Republican questioning of Jackson “tedious” and alleging the senators were just playing to social media and QAnon.
Durbin on Judiciary Rs' questioning of KBJ's sentencing record
"I will tell you it went way beyond an inquiry as to how she ruled and why … it just was tedious"
"I know they were playing to social media and the most extreme groups: QAnon, crazy Pizzagate"
— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) March 28, 2022
Democrats really are hitching their star to the "it's QAnon to be concerned about child pornography" wagon. Amazing. https://t.co/Ak8qZyOR4m
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) March 28, 2022
"If you are tough on pedophilia you're QAnon" is one hell of a position for Senate Dems to take.
— Cousin Edward Griswold (@RoberoGorbachev) March 28, 2022
If they want to go with Q hates pedos, so pedos can’t be so bad, that might not be their best strategy. https://t.co/HEIvw4TiYj
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) March 28, 2022
Q has like in the fives of members but pander if you must Senator.
— Wiley Thruster (@WileyThruster) March 28, 2022
Let the record show that questioning a Supreme Court nominee on her lenient sentences for child pornographers is “tedious” and just playing to QAnon. What “normal” American would be concerned about something like a judge letting people off easy for stuff like that?
Sen. Dick Durbin runs interference for Ketanji Brown Jackson over one question from Sen. Ted Cruz about sentencing https://t.co/ZmXY0hJ3MJ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 23, 2022