WASHINGTON—Heritage President Kevin Roberts released the following statement Thursday upon the conclusion of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing:
“Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing made clear that she cannot be trusted to uphold the law and follow the Constitution as a Supreme Court justice. Plain and simple, she is unqualified to serve on the court.
“Throughout the hearing, conservative senators exposed her atrocious record and views on issues like crime, immigration, and critical race theory. Her answers were appalling and, at times, downright disturbing. It should deeply trouble all Americans that a judge who wishes to sit on our highest court continues to defend her alarming track record of light sentences for child sex offenders.
“In one of the most absurd moments at her hearing, Jackson even refused to define what a woman is because ‘she isn’t a biologist.’ Her answer exposes Jackson as, at best, unwilling to challenge the radical, anti-truth ideology of the left, and, at worst, sympathetic to it. That ideology is poisoning our legal system, government, and culture, and deserves no support from the Supreme Court.
“Americans deserve a judge who will follow and uphold the law. Jackson has shown that she would do the opposite. At a time when Americans are increasingly concerned about the rule of law and the safety of our children, a vote for Jackson would signal that our leaders couldn’t care less. Senators must reject her confirmation.”