Yesterday, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson demonstrated extraordinary composure and highlighted her exemplary qualifications while Republican senators hurled baseless attacks at her with absolutely no regard for their own record on “dark money.”

Senate Republicans’ main argument against Ketanji Brown Jackson is disingenuous and hypocritical at best, considering Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans had no problem when dark money groups and their allies spent tens of millions on Trump’s judicial confirmations and played a leading role in selecting nominees:

HuffPost: “In a tired reversal of position, Republicans are attacking President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, over the support her nomination has received from Demand Justice, a liberal nonprofit group that does not disclose its donors.”

HuffPost: “Republicans claimed there was nothing wrong with Trump letting representatives from an outside group run his judicial selection process, or with a dark money group spending funds to support the eventual nominees. Now, they have taken the hypocritical and cynical approach of loudly crying foul.”

In a good summary of how yesterday went, Senator Marsha Blackburn closed out the day by spending a chunk of her time interrogating Judge Jackson about “dark money” with blatant disregard for her own close ties to dark money:

Salon: “US. Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., has also appeared in at least four Federalist Society events since 2009 and defended the group when Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., criticized the influence of Leo, the Federalist Society and their related dark money groups during Barrett’s confirmation hearing.”


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