Senate Judiciary Committee Vote on Ketanji Brown Jackson Ends in Tie

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 4, 2022   |   4:38PM   |   Washington, DC

The Senate Judiciary Committee cast a vote today on the nomination of pro-abortion Supreme Court nominee Ketnaji Brown Jackson to be a Supreme Court justice and the vote ended in a tie with 11 Democrats voting yes and 11 Republicans voting no.

Now, Senate Democrats will push a discharge motion on the Senate floor seeking to move the nomination from the committee to the Senate floor for consideration. Democrats are expected to have enough votes for this to happen thanks to Republican Senator Susan Collins supporting her nomination. Even if the vote ended in a tie, Kamala Harris would cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of advancing the nomination to a full Senate vote.

During the statements before the vote, Sen. Lindsey Graham, who will oppose Jackson marking his first “no” vote on a Supreme Court nominee, argued that Jackson was meant to appeal to the “hard left.”

“They made that choice and we’ll see how it plays out,” Graham said about the White House’s decision. “She wants an outcome, she’s going to find it.”

Other senators talked about her very concerning record of light prison sentences for criminals who abuse children.

“These aren’t just numbers. These are criminals with real victims,” said Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.).

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Joe Biden’s nominee for the Supreme Court is not only an abortion proponent, but she came under fire during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for giving convicted child pornographers the lightest sentences possible.

Dozens of leading pro-life groups oppose Jackson, who has called pro-life Americans “hostile, noisy and in your face” people. And she tried to take away free speech rights from pro-life Americans.

Her record on unborn babies’ rights has pro-life advocates opposing her nomination. Then, Senator Josh Hawley, a pro-life Republican, raised additional concerns about Jackson’s “soft” record on child sex offenders. He voiced those concerns in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, pointing to seven cases in which Jackson gave lenient sentences to criminals convicted of possessing child pornography and other child sexual abuse charges. And the White House tried to hide her concerning record.

Jackson has the support of NARAL Pro-Choice America, which advocates for abortions without limits up to birth, as well as leftist “dark money” groups linked to pro-abortion billionaire George Soros.

She also ruled against the Trump administration’s efforts to defund the billion-dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood, and she clerked for pro-abortion Justice Stephen Breyer when he issued an opinion against the partial-birth abortion ban.

Joe Biden promised to nominate a justice who believes in the so-called “right” to abort an unborn baby. If confirmed, Jackson would replace retiring Justice Breyer.

Jackson’s nomination is not going over well with Americans.

According to a national Rasmussen survey, 65% of Americans are either concerned or very concerned about her light sentences for child pornographers and that is split equally among me and women. Most Republicans were concerned but less than half of Democrats cared about child pornographers getting off easy.