WaPo columnist doubles down on condemnation of GOP treatment of Judge Jackson, excuses Kavanaugh attacks

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Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus doubled down on her claim that Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson is being treated unfairly by Republicans.

On Wednesday, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., posted a lengthy Twitter thread criticizing President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee for handing out lenient sentences to sex offenders and child predators.

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Judge Jackson and Senator Hawley
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“Judge Jackson has a history of letting pedophiles off the hook for their appalling crimes, both as a judge and as a decision maker,” Hawley tweeted. “She’s been advocating for it since law school. It goes beyond ‘soft on crime’. I fear this is a record that puts our children at risk.”

Progressives pounced on Hawley’s comments as a bogus attack on Judge Jackson.

Marcus was one of those Hawley-slamming progressives. She published an op-ed on Friday titled, “Josh Hawley Lets Us Know How Far the GOP Plans to Go to Interrogate Jackson.”

“Hawley’s attack is part of a larger Republican barrage seeking to portray Jackson as soft on crime (she was a public defender) and friendly to terrorists (she defended Guantánamo Bay detainees as a public defender and as a private practice). Such representation, of course, is in the finest tradition of American law; its necessity is enshrined in the Constitution,” Marcus wrote. “But now we’re reduced to this kind of smarm from the Republican National Committee, recycling Hawley.”

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson speaks after President Biden announced Jackson as his Supreme Court nominee in the Cross Hall of the White House, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson speaks after President Biden announced Jackson as his Supreme Court nominee in the Cross Hall of the White House, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Conservatives were quick to point out Democrats’ attacks on Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court hearings in 2018. Hawley’s publicist Abigail Marone pointed out that Marcus was among those who defended Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault charges against Kavanaugh despite lack of evidence.

Additionally, Marcus published a book critical of Kavanaugh in 2019.

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However, Marcus insisted the two situations were different, explaining that Ford’s testimony was “compelling” while Hawley’s thread was “chosen in detail”.

“Both of these columns are fair, precise and consistent. I found Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony of Brett Kavanaugh’s behavior compelling, but there was room for doubt. Here there is an attack completely out of context and chosen with care against a candidate,” Marcus tweeted.

Jackson’s hearings for his Supreme Court nomination will take place on Monday.

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