How can we miss you if you won’t go away?
There is a side by side video that is making the rounds on Twitter. In one video, Ted Cruz is asking a condescending question of our newest (and most qualified) SCOTUS Justice. In the accompanying video, he is asking the previous nominee the most soft ball question anyone has probably ever asked a SCOTUS nominee: “Do you play a musical instrument?” Yes, that’s what he asked.
At first I was enraged by the insulting question asked by Cruz of Judge Brown Jackson. It was asked specifically to demean and degrade someone who was a classmate at Harvard Law School, as well as a nominee for the highest court in the country. The disrespect was palpable. But as I thought more about the juxtaposition of the two videos, I also realize that Cruz disrespected Amy Coney Barrett as well. By asking such a stupid, trivial question of her, he was showing his contempt for her as well. I certainly don’t agree with Coney Barrett’s philosophy or her religious views, but as a SCOTUS nominee she is owed the respect of being asked difficult and relevant questions.
The republican senators took it on themselves to try to put Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson “in her place” by treating her with disrespect. But all they did was prove to the world how out of place and ill-qualified they are to govern, themselves. They proved to the world their bigotry and small mindedness.
Congratulations to Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. May you serve justice for many years.
Be the Bear
Bob T Panda