Trump Jr calls Democrats ‘pro-pedophiles’ in response to Jackson hearing

Donald Trump Jr. claimed that Democrats had become “pro-pedophile” after Republicans accused Supreme Court candidate Ketanji Brown Jackson of mild punishment during his confirmation hearings for child pornography offenders.

Trump was commenting on a tweet by conservative political activist Jack Posobiec, who said Jackson “shined” at Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz during Wednesday’s hearing when asked if he had “an industrial-level hairdo”. Why was a light sentence given to the porn smuggler.” The chairman of the Senate Judiciary, Illinois Democrat, Dick Durbin, told Jackson that there was “no point in responding” informing Cruz that he had exceeded his allotted time.

“When did Democrats become so pro-pedophile?” tweeted Trump. “Has it always been like this or has it only recently been made easier by technology? At any time in American history the defense of these perverts would be much more than mere disqualification… Now it’s not even embarrassing for them. “

Several Republicans, including Cruz and Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, have claimed that Jackson has a pattern of being too liberal to serve sentences in child pornography. fact-checking by outlets including the Associated Press and Washington Post The claim has been deemed misleading.

Jackson on Tuesday defended her record by telling lawmakers that the cases are “some of the most difficult” to deal with and that “nothing could be further from the truth” claiming she has been too lenient. Republicans have continued to focus on the issue during her first three days of hearing.

When Hawley asked whether he regretted being issued a three-month sentence in an oft-cited case Wednesday, Jackson declined to respond directly, blasting the Missouri Republican’s line of questioning.

Donald Trump Jr. claimed that Democrats “became so pro-pedophile” because Republicans accused Supreme Court candidate Ketanji Brown Jackson of being liberal to child porn offenders during a Senate confirmation hearing. Trump is pictured above during the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 27, 2022 in Orlando, Florida.
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“Senator, I am sorry that in hearings about my qualifications to be a justice on the Supreme Court, we have spent a lot of time focusing on this small subset of our sentences,” Jackson said,

“And I’ve tried to explain several times,” she said. “In every case, I have done what Congress has authorized me to do … I have ruled in every case on the basis of all relevant factors.”

Democratic leaders have noted that attacks related to the child porn case on Jackson may play into QAnon’s baseless beliefs, a baseless conspiracy theory that claims former President Donald Trump is secretly swaying the “deep state” of Democrats and Hollywood. are fighting. elite” is involved in a diabolical child sex trafficking ring.

White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates described the claim as a “QAnon-signaling smear”. Tweet on Tuesday, sharing links to five separate articles that debunk the notion that Jackson was generous to child porn offenders.

newsweek The Democratic National Convention and Dick Durbin’s office were reached for comment.

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