On Tuesday, MSNBC host Al Sharpton used a signature of Emmett Till Anti-Lying Law Attacking Republicans questioning the record of President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Kaitenji Brown Jackson and suggesting racism was an issue at her confirmation hearing.
Sharpton made the remarks during an appearance on “Deadline.”
Today, I witnessed President Biden sign the Emmett Till anti-lynching legislation, making lynching a federal hate crime.
— Rev. Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) March 29, 2022
Sharpton: “We’ve come a long way, but we still have a long way to go”
Speaking of the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act, which Increases Penalties to Federal Hate Crime Laws already existingSharpton called it an important symbolic victory.
“I think it’s promising to see this legislation finally pass,” Sharpton told an MSNBC listener.
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The radical pastor continued: “But as I sit in the rose garden, I also think about not far from the White House, and just last week we saw a black woman being asked about her race because she Now nominated as the first black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.”
“So when you see Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee still asking the same bogus questions, it’s saying, yes, we’ve come a long way, but we’ve still got a long way to go,” Sharpton said.
He did not elaborate on what “false” questions were, or what “questions about race” Jackson was asked.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar speaks during the controversial SCOTUS confirmation hearing created by Republican senators for Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, with a vote scheduled for April 4. #politicalstate pic.twitter.com/xjmmihJtP7
— Rev. Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) March 28, 2022
Sharpton suggested Republicans’ questioning of Brown Jackson was racist.
“If you don’t believe me, look at the hearing, not 100 years ago, but last week,” Sharpton said. “When you ask a black woman who’s passed everything you can imagine to prove she’s qualified, whether she’s religious or not, whether she’s religious or not, from 1 to 10 white kids, you think he’s racist and accuse him She deals with critical race theory, and we still have a lot of work to do.”
By far the most controversial aspect of Jackson’s confirmation hearing is her sentencing record as a judge cases involving child pornography and terrorism.
Jackson also got some heat Because she said she “didn’t quite remember” the basis for the infamous Dred Scott ruling, which ruled that slaves could not become U.S. citizens — ironically the most infamous race case in Supreme Court history.