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Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo,) speaking in Washington, March 2020. Photo: Dwight Widaman, Copyright: metrovoicenews.com

Liberal pundit accuses Sen. Josh Hawley of trying to get Supreme Court nominee killed

A liberal journalist has accused Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of trying to get President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee killed.

Elie Mystal, correspondent for “The Nation” and a Demand Justice board member, made his comments on MSNBC last weekend. He responded to Hawley’s allegations that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson “has a pattern of letting child porn offenders off the hook for their appalling crimes.”

“Here’s where I need the Democrats to step up,” Mystal said, according to “The Daily Wire.” “Because when they try to smear her, I need the Democrats to get up and defend her just as vociferously as Lindsey Graham defended alleged attempted rapist Brett Kavanaugh.

“What Josh Hawley is doing when he tries to do this is he’s trying to get her killed. He’s trying to get violence done against a Supreme Court nominee. We know this, because when these people go off making their ridiculous claims about child pornography, we know that some of their people show up violently to do stuff, as happened to the New Hampshire pizza parlor.”

His reference was to Pizzagate, a conspiracy theory about a Clinton-run-pedophile ring in a Washington pizza joint.

“And you know how I know that Josh Hawley knows what Pizzagate is all about,” Mystal said. “Because guess who’s the judge who sentenced the Pizzagate guy? Oh, that was Ketanji Brown Jackson.”

READ: Sen. Josh Hawley voices concerns as Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin

 

Hawley aired his concerns about Jackson in a Twitter thread highlighting “an alarming pattern when it comes to Judge Jackson’s treatment of sex offenders, especially those preying on children.”

The senator said that as far back as Jackson’s time in law school, the judge has questioned whether convicts should be made to register as sex offenders and said that it leads to “stigmatization and ostracism She’s suggested public policy is driven by a ‘climate of fear, hatred and revenge’ against sex offenders.”

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice

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