Day two of her confirmation hearing begins at 9 a.m. ET, and Jackson has defended her judicial record as she faces stiff questioning from senators. Republican Party.
Republican Party member tried to portray the nominee weak as a criminal by participating in some of her past defense work and have questioned her judicial philosophies as they warn against activism and dictate policy outcomes. , from the bench.
Jackson addresses and rebuts those criticisms by emphasizing her concern for public safety and the rule of law, both as a judge and as an American. She argues that she approaches her work impartially and that personal opinions play no role.
When pressed by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, Jackson ignored a question regarding whether she supported expanding the Court Supreme Court to include more than nine judges or not.
“It’s a question of policy for Congress,” she said. “I take particular care not to talk about policy issues because I’m very committed to standing my ground.”
Democratic Party member has so far used the hearings to hail Brown – who would be the first Black woman to serve as a judge on the Supreme Court – as a particularly well-qualified, popular candidate. A reputation for breadth and experience, including as a federal public defender, will add a valuable and unique perspective to the bench.
Read more about key moments from today’s hearing to date this.
GOP Senator. Ben Sasse is questioning Jackson right now and here’s who to ask her next:
- Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal
- GOP Senator Josh Hawley
- Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono
- GOP Sen. Tom Cotton
- Democratic Senator Cory Booker
- GOP Senator John Kennedy
- Democratic Senator Alex Padilla
- GOP Sen. Thom Tillis
- Democratic Senator Jon Ossoff
- GOP Senator Marsha Blackburn
Senators can question the nominee for 30 minutes each, according to the schedule outlined by the committee. The questioning session is expected to last into the evening.
CNN’s Clare Foran contributed reporting to this post.