McConnell Leaves Dems Hanging

Mitch McConnell

( – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY.) revealed he was still undecided on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the nation’s highest court, drawing attention to her declining to object to court-packing.

McConnell made his remarks during a CBS “Face the Nation” segment. During the segment, McConnell was asked about President Joe Biden’s history-making candidate and past statements praising her intellect and qualifications.

In response, McConnell revealed what he and Jackson had discussed in their meeting earlier this month. In that meeting, McConnell stated, he requested Jackson “defend the court” by opposing “court-packing,” a process that would increase the number of Justices on the bench in favor of whichever party held the White House.

Without going into too much detail, McConnell stated that Jackson “wouldn’t do that.”

He then said that while he was still weighing whether or not he would vote for Jackson, the Senate Judiciary Committee “will ask her all the tough questions.”

McConnell went on to point out that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Stephen Breyer had objected to packing the court, stating Jackson voicing her opposition “would have been an easy thing for her to do to defend the integrity of the court.”

The Kentucky Republican expressed that he had a “very good conversation” with Jackson during their meeting but would only make his decision after “listen[ing] to the evidence” and hearings.