Ted Cruz trapped Ketanji Brown Jackson with this question about Critical Race Theory
Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation took an interesting turn.
Something from Jackson’s past just came back to bite her.
And Ted Cruz trapped Ketanji Brown Jackson with this question about Critical Race Theory.
As a Judge on the board of the “woke” Georgetown Day School, Ketanji Brown Jackson supported the racist Critical Race Theory.
When Texas Senator Ted Cruz tried to drill down on Jackson’s attachment to Critical Race Theory, she pretended like she was unfamiliar with the concept.
“Senator, my understanding is that Critical Race Theory is – it is an academic theory that is about the ways in which race interacts with various institutions,” Jackson responded. “It doesn’t come up in my work as a Judge. It’s never something that I’ve studied or relied on, and it wouldn’t be something that I would rely on if I was on the Supreme Court.”
Cruz then pointed to a 2015 speech where Jackson said “sentencing is just plain interesting because it melds together myriad types of law — criminal law and, of course … constitutional law, Critical Race Theory…”
“So you described in a speech to a law school what you were doing as Critical Race Theory,” Cruz added. “And so I guess I would ask, what did you mean by that when you gave that speech?”
Jackson tried to play word games by claiming she was only discussing sentencing policy as opposed to a Judge’s role in handing down sentences.
“The quote that you’re mentioning there was about sentencing policy,” Jackson continued. “It was not about sentencing. I was talking about the policy determinations of bodies like the Sentencing Commission when they look at a laundry list of various academic subjects as they consider what the policy should be.”
But that was disingenuous.
Jackson is very familiar with Critical Race Theory.
It’s taught at the school where she sits on the board.
Ted Cruz proved that was the case by producing a stack of books that are part of the curriculum at Georgetown Day School, including one about how babies are racist.
This poor and dishonest performance will only lead to more questions for Jackson about her past support for Critical Race Theory.
Ketanji Brown Jackson has never studied critical race theory, can't tell if it's in the private school curriculum she supervises, and isn't familiar with the work of Ibram Kendi. None of these claims are believable.
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) March 22, 2022