Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C) said he will oppose Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
“I will oppose her and I will vote no,” Graham said on Thursday. “My decision is based upon her record of judicial activism, flawed sentencing methodology regarding child pornography cases and a belief Judge Jackson will not be deterred by the plain meaning of the law when it comes to a liberal cause.”
Fact-checkers say Republicans allegations of Judge Jackson being lenient on child pornography offenders are misleading and echoes conspiracy theories from QAnon.
Graham added that he finds Jackson “to be a person of exceptionally good character, respected by her peers and someone who has worked hard to achieve her current position. However, her record is overwhelming in its lack of a steady judicial philosophy and a tendency to achieve outcomes in spite of what the law requires or common sense would dictate.”
Graham was one of only three Republicans who voted to support Jackson last year when the Senate confirmed her to the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.
His opposition to Judge Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court is not surprising considering the fact that he had some of the most tense exchanges with Jackson during confirmation hearings last week while airing grievances about how Democrats treated GOP-nominated candidates in the past.
Despite Graham’s lack of support, Judge Jackson will be confirmed to the Supreme Court with at least one Republican, Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) supporting her nomination.