Lindsey Graham Points to Ketanji Brown Jackson’s History of Being a Black Woman

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) continued his line of questioning of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson this week, focusing on President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee’s track record. 

Specifically, Graham asked about Jackson’s long history of being both Black and a woman, saying that “everybody was thinking it.”

“I’m just saying,” Graham said, “it seems a little weird to me. I mean, I can’t remember ever seeing a nominee like you before.” 

Appearing confused, Graham leaned forward, resting his chubby little cheeks on his knuckles, and asked, “Now why do you think that is?”

If confirmed, Jackson would be the first Black woman to serve on the country’s highest court. Her nomination has been called “historic,” “long overdue,” and “Jesus Christ for the love of God yes.” 

Critics have cited specific rulings Jackson made and cases she oversaw as evidence of her being “weak” on matters of national security and protecting children. But Graham seemed to be more hung up on her race and gender, growing flustered and interrupting other senators as they posed their questions.

“Enough is enough,” Graham said at one point, with his wobbly little jello-like jowls. “Why isn’t anybody else talking about this?”

At the close of the day’s proceedings, Graham ended by thanking Jackson for being “so articulate” and asking if he could touch her hair.