Blackburn, Cotton Hit Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Support for Critical Race Theory, Project 1619

During Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing, several Republican senators pointed to his recent support for critical race theory and the “1619 Project,” both of which assert that the United States and its Constitution are founded on racism.

As Breitbart News reported, Judge Jackson gave a talk in 2020 in which she said she was inspired by critical race theory and its founder, Derrick Bell, who believed the Constitution was racist. She also praised the “1619 Project” of the New York Times, who fraudulently claimed that the American Revolution was fought to defend slavery. Additionally, she praised a 2016 Black Lives Matter protest against police officers who were ultimately found guilty of not breaking the law.

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), kicking off the second session of opening statements on Tuesday, said, “Less than six months ago, the United States Attorney General, himself a former judge, ordered that prosecutors feds, the FBI, and even the National Security Division of the Justice Department be mobilized against parents who dared to implicate entrenched teachers’ unions for poisoning their children with racist vitriol known as Critical Race Theory.

Later, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) added, “You praised the ‘1619 Project’ and made it clear that you believe judges need to consider critical race theory when they decide on the sentencing of the accused. Is it your personal, hidden agenda to incorporate critical race theory into our legal system? These are answers the American people need to know.

The hearing resumes Tuesday and senators will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear answers from Judge Jackson.

Joel B. Pollak is editor of Breitbart News and host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot Sunday nights from 7-10 p.m. ET (4-7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book Neither Free Nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His latest book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is the winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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