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Ted Cruz ‘Completely Owned’ By Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson After He Tries To Score Political Point On Critical Race Theory

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Sen. Ted Cruz, of Texas, sparked the ire of the internet over his denigrating questioning of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and trying to distort her views on critical race theory during her Supreme Court confirmation hearing Tuesday afternoon.

The GOP senator began with a bizarre opening statement, citing sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as โ€œteenage dating habits.” He then pivoted to Critical Race theory, referring to a speech Judge Jackson gave at the University of Michigan in 2020 where she mentioned Nikole Hannah-Jones’ 1619 Project. But his attempt to score political points was thwarted by Jackson’s response:

“It doesn’t come up in my work as It’s never something that I have studied or relied on, and it wouldn’t be something that I would rely on if I was on the Supreme Court,” the judge told Cruz.

Cruz continued to press Jackson on the subject and whether it should be taught to young children in schools, grilling her on books about racism and critical race theory that are available at Georgetown Day School, an institution that she’s a board member of.

Jackson said that she was not aware of the books Cruz had mentioned and maintained that the subject is not something that has been relevant to her as a judge.

“Senator, I have not reviewed any of those books, any of those ideas. They don’t come up in my work as a judge, which I am, respectfully, here, to address,” she said.

Cruz’s disparaging behavior toward Jackson didn’t go noticed by social media users who quickly took him to the woodshed.

Check some of the reactions below: