“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg is suggesting that Republican senators are not opposing Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court because of her judicial philosophy.
Instead, she believes that one factor is playing a big role.
On Monday, Golberg said, “Just say, I don’t trust a Black woman to do the job. Because I know that y’all didn’t have these same issues with Amy Coney Barrett. You didn’t ask those questions. You didn’t have those problems.”
“And when Amy Coney Barrett answered the same way that Judge Ketanji Brown did when you asked her if you thought they were going to need more people on the Supreme Court, nobody seemed to have a problem with her answer,” she continued.
Goldberg stopped and went on to suggest that race is playing a role in Republicans’ opposition to Jackson.
“You know what, I know what this is. We all know what it is. We know what it is. We recognize it. We’re used to this. But you know what, you can’t take away what this woman is and who she is and what she’s done,” the co-host added.
Co-host Ana Navarro claimed Republicans are opposing Jackson because of “lame, pathetic, cowardice, partisanship.”
“They’re going to go down in history as having been against the first Black woman justice, which is a big moment for this country,” she added.
Ana Navarro argues that Jackson should just be confirmed because of her skin color. "They're going to go down in history as having been against the first black woman justice which is a big moment for this country," she shouted. pic.twitter.com/8MvO1tl7dy
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Jackson made history as the first Black woman nominated to the Supreme Court.
Her nomination could be confirmed without any Republican votes if all 50 Democratic senators vote for her confirmation.
Vice President Kamala Harris would then cast the tie-breaking vote.
However, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has already announced her intention to back Jackson’s nomination, as IJR reported.
“After reviewing Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s extensive record, watching much of her hearing testimony, and meeting with her twice in person, I have concluded that she possesses the experience, qualifications, and integrity to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court,” she said in a statement.
She added, “I will, therefore, vote to confirm her to this position.”
The Republican senator’s decision to support Jackson’s confirmation comes after the two met last week to discuss concerns that arose for Collins during the confirmation hearings.
She told The New York Times that after the meeting, she was confident Jackson would not be “bending the law to meet a personal preference.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) plans to hold a vote on her nomination as early as this week.
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