Republican Senator Mitt Romney announced Monday his endorsement of Ketanji Brown Jackson to become a Supreme Court Justice through a brief statement posted on his social networks.
“She is a well-qualified jurist and a person of honor. While I do not expect to agree with every decision she may make on the Court, I believe that she more than meets the standard of excellence and integrity. I congratulate Judge Jackson on her expected confirmation and look forward to her continued service to our nation,” the senator wrote.
The decision was criticized by a number of conservative voices. For example, political commentator Mike Cernovich said it was a “betrayal” of the senator’s state. However, he stressed that he is not surprised.
“You’ve lied your entire career, not surprised you’d betray your state by endorsing an abortionist with an affinity for letting pedophiles out of prison earlier than any sane person would allow,” Cernovich claimed on Twitter.
The appointment of Ketanji Brown Jackson
The choice of Ketanji Brown Jackson comes against a controversial backdrop in which Republican senators have raised alarms about his past. In fact, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee branded her as [being] a “soft on crime” judge because of her past as a lawyer.
One of those Republicans was Ted Cruz, from Texas, who, according to an article published in El American, accused Democrats of trying to abolish the police by appointing judges who are on the side of violent criminals or who are in favor of releasing them, instead of enforcing the law to protect innocent citizens.
According to the article, as a court-appointed lawyer, Jackson defended four prisoners accused of terrorism detained at the Guantánamo Naval Base (Cuba).
Finally, it was learned that Jackson, who currently serves as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, also worked on the Sentencing Commission where she helped reduce prison sentences for federal drug offenses.