Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings recently came to a close in the Senate.
Unfortunately, Americans are left with many unanswered questions about Jackson’s record.
But jaws dropped when this disturbing secret from Ketanji Brown Jackson’s past came to light.
In the days leading up to Jackson’s hearings, Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley revealed her shocking history of doling out light punishments to child pornographers and pedophiles.
In one of the many cases cited by Hawley, an adult child pornographer facing up to ten years in prison was sentenced to just three months in jail by Jackson.
On the federal bench, Judge Jackson put her troubling views into action. In every single child porn case for which we can find records, Judge Jackson deviated from the federal sentencing guidelines in favor of child porn offenders
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) March 16, 2022
In this particular case, 18-year-old Wesley Hawkins was charged with uploading videos of young children engaged in sexually explicit acts to YouTube and exchanging them with an undercover detective.
According to a Washington Post report, these light sentences did absolutely nothing to discourage Hawkins from seeking out sexually explicit images and videos of children.
The Washington Post reported:
A person familiar with the Hawkins case read to The Post the probation office request that led to Jackson’s order. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity, because they were not authorized to publicly discuss it.
The probation office petition did not allege that Hawkins committed any new sexual offense or violation of conditions. However, it stated that “despite being in treatment for more than five years,” Hawkins “continues to seek out sexually arousing, non-pornographic material and images of males 13 to 16-years-old.”
Even though Mitt Romney believes it’s no big deal to allow child predators back out on the streets after light sentences, Mitch McConnell is concerned with Jackson’s habit of going easy on child predators.
I went into the Senate’s consideration of Judge Jackson’s nomination with an open mind.
But after studying the nominee’s record and watching her performance this week, I cannot and will not support Judge Jackson for a lifetime appointment to our highest Court.
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) March 24, 2022
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