Sen.Josh Hawley accuses Ketanji Brown Jackson of ‘treating sex offenders leniently’

Republican Senator Josh Hawley raises concerns over Joe Biden’s Supreme Court Justice Pick, Ketanji Brown Jackson’s sentencing decisions for sex offenders earlier in her career, during Sean Patrick’s show, ‘Hannity’, reported on Thursday.

During Sean Patrick Hannity’s latest episode, Hawley told the host that he saw “a pattern here of treating sex offenders leniently, those who have gone after children.”

“The problem is, I haven’t been able to find a single case where she has had a child porn offender, a pedophile in front of her, where she hasn’t given him the most lenient sentence she possibly could,” he said on the show. 

“I think we just have a basic question to ask: Are we going to get a judge here who’s going to protect children or who’s going to protect child predators? It’s a simple question. It’s one I think that every parent in America would like answered. But it’s one that the White House doesn’t want to answer, and so far, Judge Jackson doesn’t want to answer it. Total radio silence from her,” Hawley continued.

He claimed the Justice Court judge’s consistent leniency to child predators as well as questioned the ‘constitutionality of sex offender registries.’

“If you look at her record, what you see is this is someone who has consistently let sex predators, child sex predators off the hook. For people who have been convicted of child porn offenses, she’s consistently given the lenient sentences slaps on the wrist,” he stated.

“This is someone who has raised the question whether sex offender registries are unconstitutional, whether notifying parents when there’s a sex offender in the area is unconstitutional, she suggested all of that. I mean, this is very troubling … If you look at what she’s done as a judge on the bench when she had the chance to put away child predators over and over again.”

“When it comes to these child porn cases – these are pedophiles we’re talking about – she chose to give them the lightest sentence possible in case after case.”

In a recent Tweet, the Senator backed his claim saying, ve been researching the record of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, reading her opinions, articles, interviews & speeches. I’ve noticed an alarming pattern when it comes to Judge Jackson’s treatment of sex offenders, especially those preying on children.”

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