Trump Jr.: 'Pedophiles Rejoicing at Prospect' of Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmation
'Democrats and even a handful of weak RINOs are seemingly OK with this'
Donald Trump Jr. said in a tweet that “pedophiles must be rejoicing at the prospect” of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
Donald Trump’s son gave the nod to the most contentious topics in Jackson's hearing: Her past alleged leniency in child porn offender cases.
Trump Jr. wrote on Wednesday:
“Pedophiles across the country must be rejoicing at the prospect of having Judge Jackson as a continued advocate for them sitting on the Supreme Court.”
“I literally cannot believe Democrats and even a handful of weak RINOs are seemingly OK with this. Parents, it’s time to speak up!”
Pedophiles across the country must be rejoicing at the prospect of having Judge Jackson as a continued advocate for them sitting on the Supreme Court. I literally cannot believe Democrats and even a handful of weak RINOs are seemingly OK with this. Parents, it’s time to speak up!— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 23, 2022
Jackson’s sentencing record of child porn offenders first came to light last week after a Josh Hawley posted a Twitter thread detailing her rulings, interviews, articles, and speeches.
Hawley accused her of having an “alarming pattern when it comes to Judge Jackson’s treatment of sex offenders, especially those preying on children.”
He then gives attention to several cases in which Jackson sentenced child porn offenders below federal guidelines.
Hawley also noted they were below the sentence length requested by prosecutors.
Hawley tweeted about the case United States v. Sears: “the sex offender distributed more than 102 child porn videos.
"He also sent lewd pictures of his own 10-year-old daughter.”
“The Guidelines recommended 97-121 months in prison.
"Judge Jackson gave him 71 months,” Hawley continued.
Hawley also noted Jackson advocated for “drastic change” in how the law treats sex offenders “by eliminating the existing mandatory minimum sentences for child porn,” among other findings.
Jackson has faced intense scrutiny and questioning from several Republican senators and has repeatedly explained her reasoning for sentencing below federal guidelines.
“But the way that the guideline is now structured based on that set of circumstances is leading to extreme disparities in the system because it’s so easy for people to get volumes of this kind of material now by computers,” she said during day two of her confirmation hearing.
“It’s not doing the work of differentiating who is a more serious offender in the way that it used to.
"So, the commission has taken that into account, and perhaps more importantly, courts are adjusting their sentences in order to account for the changed circumstances — but it says nothing about the court’s view of the seriousness of this offense.”
Jackson again said she sentenced well below the federal guidelines because she does not believe the current guidelines properly apply to technological developments.
“In comes the internet. On the internet, with one click, you can receive, you can distribute tens of thousands [of child sex abuse images].”
"You can be doing this for 15 minutes, and all of a sudden, you are looking at 30,40,50 years in prison —” she said before Graham cut in.
“Good…I hope [they] go to jail for 50 years if you’re on the internet trolling for images of children in sexual exploitation,” Graham said.
As Brietbart noted:
Democrats have been all but silent on the issue, except when attempting to defend Jackson’s record. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), over the course of the hearing, leapt to Jackson’s defense several times and even interrupted GOP senators while they questioned her about her record.
Some establishment Republicans have been unsupportive, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) calling the line of questioning “off course.”
Trump Jr. called out Democrats in another tweet on Wednesday, asking when Democrats became so “pro-pedophile.”
“When did Democrats become so pro-pedophile? Has it always been so, or is it a more recent trend made easier by technology? At any other time in American history, the mere defense of these perversions would be far more than disqualifying… now, it’s not even shameful to them,” he tweeted in response to a post from Human Events Senior Editor Jack Posobiec.