Ketanji Brown Jackson Hearing, Day Two—The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

"I don't know what was going on with Ted Cruz, but I do know that he asked her if she thought babies were racist."

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On day two of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Senate confirmation hearing, the judiciary committee had their opportunity to directly ask her questions. Republicans grilled her on various topics like sexual crimes committed against kids to the point of creepy, whether babies are racist, and sentencing guidelines with the sole intent of sowing confusion.

That’s dangerous—and they know it.

In a rapid reaction episode of Boom! Lawyered, co-hosts Jessica Mason Pieklo and Imani Gandy break down all the good (Mazie Hirono, Cory Booker), the bad (Lindsey Graham), and the ugly (John Cornyn, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley) from a marathon day of questioning.

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