“The filibuster was used for two years to stop her nomination,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R.SC) declared at U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Senate hearing regarding Janice Roger Brown's nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which was fought by then-Senator Joe Biden. “And we eventually did a Gang of 14, of which I was a part, so she could make it through,” Graham said, referring to Biden's second two-year campaign to stop Brown's confirmation.
Graham continued by quoting former Senator Biden admitting he tried to stop Brown's nomination. “I can assure you that would be a very, very, very difficult fight, and she probably would be filibustered,” Biden stated regarding Brown's prospects of being confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
“If you're a person of color, a woman, supported by liberals, it's pretty easy sailing,” Graham declared about the insanity on the part of Democrats. “But if you're Miguel Estrada…Amy Coney Barrett, on and on and on, your life gets turned upside down.”
It is worth noting that after Biden denied Brown's nominations in 2003 and 2005, he as president nominated her to serve as an appellate judge.
“She will be considered by this committee as quickly as possible,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Richard Durbin (D.IL) stated of Brown on Tuesday.
The double standard of which Graham has been accused by Democrats is happening at Jackson's nomination hearings. Only 47 percent of the US public believe Jackson deserves confirmation, according to a poll conducted on Wednesday by POLITICO/Morning Consult.
Jackson's approval score is significantly lower than Justice Samuel Alito's (50-25 percent), Justice John Roberts's (59-22 percent), Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's (53-14 percent), and Justice Clarence Thomas's (52-17 percent).