One of the most effective attacks the GOP launched against Biden’s SCOTUS nominee, Kentanji Brown Jackson, was that she went soft on sickos, giving incredibly short sentences to possessors of child pornography. Senator Josh Hawley was particularly harsh on her, hammering Jackson repeatedly for her record of going soft on child porn convicts.
Well, it appears that all the facts about her record on that might not have been there: according to a Fox News Online report, Team Biden might have been covering up some of her record. As that website reports:
Republicans say the White House did not include in materials given to the Judiciary Committee a grisly child porn case in which Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson departed significantly below probation office recommendation – and are raising questions of whether the White House “intentionally left it out,” which the White House disputes.
Jackson, President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, sentenced the case less than a year ago as she was about to be elevated to the D.C. Circuit Court. Titled U.S. v. Cane, it involved “over 6,500 files depicting children appearing to be of elementary, middle and high school ages, engaged in sexual acts or posing sexually.” The probation office recommended a sentence of 84 months in the case but Jackson sentenced the man to 60 months in prison, which was the mandatory minimum.
“Not only does this case, which Judge Jackson left off her list of child abuse cases, undercut her argument that she followed the probation office’s recommended sentences, but it also underscores the perils of moving too quickly in the vetting process,” a Republican Judiciary Committee aide told Fox News.
That referenced aide, further tearing into the White House’s handling of her record, saying:
“Clearly, the White House either didn’t thoroughly vet the nominee, or were aware of the record and … intentionally left it out in hopes that the nominee would be confirmed before the full record could be uncovered and reviewed.
“Not only does this case, which Judge Jackson left off her list of child abuse cases, undercut her argument that she followed the probation office’s recommended sentences, but it also underscores the perils of moving too quickly in the vetting process.
“The transcripts—the only public material to address sentencing in this case—confirm that the probation office recommended a longer sentence than the minimum term imposed by Judge Jackson. They also reveal the government’s arguments for enhancing the penalty, which suggests interest in a sentence longer than the term Judge Jackson handed out.
“The White House is pointing to a sealed document to support their unverified claim about a case that was mysteriously excluded from information they provided to Democrats, but not Republicans ahead of Judge Jackson’s hearing. It’s clear from the sentencing transcript that the probation office, which Judge Jackson repeatedly referenced to justify her sentences, wanted a longer sentence in this case. Moreover, Judge Jackson even pointed to a case … where she imposed the shortest possible sentence despite the prosecutor’s higher recommendation, to justify her sentence in this case.”
Article III Project founder Mike Davis, speaking on the supposed cover-up, said:
“This is a cover-up by the Biden White House and Senate Democrats. They’re covering up her record. They intentionally omitted this case from less than a year ago because it did not fit their political narrative.”
“This case, in which Judge Jackson sentenced the defendant to the term of imprisonment recommended by the government, proves to an even greater extent than in the large majority of her decisions involving child sex crimes, the sentences Judge Jackson imposed were either consistent with or above what the government or the U.S. Probation Office recommended.
“The Cane case further undermines smears that a small number of Republican Senators have made – and which moderates members in both parties have rejected.”
Whatever the truth might be, it’s clearly not a good look for the White House or for its soft on kiddy porn felons SCOTUS pick.
By: Gen Z Conservative, editor of GenZConservative.com. Follow me on Parler and Gettr.