Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson hasn’t even been sworn in yet, but conservatives are already peddling a baffling line of attack against the incoming Supreme Court Justice.
During her confirmation hearing, Republican senators went after Jackson with thinly-veiled racist attacks. They were disrespectful, and at times embarrassing. Now, conservatives are blaming Jackson for the leak of a Supreme Court opinion on Roe v. Wade.
From MSNBC: “Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield suggested on Tuesday — without evidence or logic — that future Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson may be responsible for the leak of a draft ruling that would dismantle abortion rights.
“I find it suspect that the first leak coming out of the Supreme Court in history comes shortly after Judge Jackson is confirmed,” Stinchfield said, as flagged by Media Matters for America’s Jason Campbell. “I want to know if her law clerks, who I am sure have already been hired, possibly even working at the high court already before her swearing in, have access to these draft decisions.”
He added that Jackson is “capable of undermining the court,” and is, therefore, his “first suspect.”
“The idea that Jackson would leak a draft is outlandish given her sterling record of professionalism, but in this instance, the idea that she could leak a draft is even more ridiculous,” noted the news outlet.