SFr. Josh Hawley said he couldn’t support Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court because “when it comes to crimes and crimes against children, he’s someone who apologizes to the criminals”.
Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, appeared on Fox News Hannity Wednesday, saying his lenient sentences in child sex abuser cases go against what families want.
“I think Americans watching this are saying, ‘Look, I want someone who’s going to protect the kids, who’s going to be tough on the criminal kids – the people who pick on kids – and not apologizing. with them,'” Hawley said. “I can’t vote for someone on the Supreme Court of the United States who’s going to apologize to criminals, who’s not going to be tough when you have to be tough to protect children.”
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The senator added that the Senate Judiciary Committee has repeatedly questioned Jackson about his philosophy behind such lenient sentences. He said his answers reveal his program as a judge.
“She thinks the criminal justice system is too tough on criminals and those who commit sexual offenses against children,” Hawley said. “She thinks the system is too hard for them and that’s why 100% of the time the sentences have been less than what the prosecution wanted within the guidelines.”
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Hawley said every senator must consider that in deciding whether to support Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation.
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