Missouri Senator Roy Blunt, Chairman of The Senate Republican Policy Committee said it would not vote to support President Joe Biden’s Ketanji Supreme Court nominee Brown Jackson for her historical confirmation nation highest court citing controversy with her judicial philosophy.
“Initially, I think that the president definitely had everything good intention and all rights in in campaign talk about putting first black woman on court,” Blunt told This Week host George Stephanopoulos exclusively. on Sunday. “I think it’s time for what will happen. I hoped that I could be a part of this.”
He continued, “I think she will definitely be confirmed. I think it will be a high point. for country to see her go on court. But I don’t think she is. of judge what really will pretend of work what I think the court should do. And I won’t be supporting her, but I will joining others and understanding the importance of this moment.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on Jackson’s nomination on Monday, but full The Senate is not yet schedule but vote. Federal judge expected to be confirmed with at least one Republican vote as Senator Susan Collins, R-Man, announced Wednesday that she vote to confirm Jackson.
Stephanopoulos pressed Blunt, asking, “If this is a high point for country why not support her?”
“Well, I think life appointments have different criteria than other appointments,” Blunt replied, later adding that “she just does not meet the criteria” to ensure it vote.
Stupid met with Biden’s nominee on March 16th. He is not support her appointment to the District Court for the District of Columbia of Appeals in 2021.
Stephanopoulos then turned to another issue facing Supreme Court – controversy currently surrounding Judge Clarence Thomas and his wife’s alleged involvement in calling former Head of the White House of Mark Meadows campaign will try to overthrow the 2020 election results.
“What about those calls for Judge Thomas withdrew from the investigation on January 6, given active participation of his wife Jeannie Thomas and push for code of ethics for Supreme Court justicesStephanopoulos asked.
“The idea that you can’t help but agree with Your wife on but public issue and still be able to act as a judge or as government figure of of any kind, I think it’s an idea that has long outlived any thought that it could be reasonable, Blunt replied.
“You know that he does not agree with her? Stephanopoulos insisted.
“That’s for Judge Thomas to decide,” Blunt said. “In his personal opinion, I think in his writings over of the year in — are not part of of his judicial philosophy. He’s going to look at the law. He’s going to see what the law is says and what constitution says as well as rule in in this regard.”
He added that he “fully supports” of Department of Justice investigation and prosecution of participants in “any illegal activity” during the January 6 uprising.
Legislators on January 6 House Select Committee Pushes Attorney General Merrick Garland to Investigate former President Donald Trump and his associates. Pressure on Department of Justice Follows Federal Judge’s Order in California last week who said it”more more likely than not” that Trump committed several federal crimes in an attempt to cancel the 2020 elections.
When asked if Trump is should subject to any federal prosecution, Blunt doubled down saying, “I think the Department of Justice has a job to do. They are should do this. As well as people who were involved in planning or execution of illegal activity on January 6 should be held criminally liable.”
Previously on “This week,” Stephanopoulos interviewed the head of the White House. of Staff Ron Klein, who defended the Biden administration record as inflation and gas prices skyrocket across the country.
“The largest political issue in There is clearly inflation in the country today,” Blunt said. All you have to do is go to the gas station or the grocery store. store or pay your winter heating bill at know that something unacceptable has happened.”
Biden ordered the release of 1 million barrels of oil every day from the Strategic Oil Reserve over well of in next six months, the plan is announced on Friday in attempt to lower gas prices across the country after the ban on Import of Russian oil.
The Missouri Republican argued that oil prices already at “unacceptable levels long before [Vladimir] Putin has done anything for Ukraine.”
As the Russian forces pull out of capital city of Kyiv, Stephanopoulos asked: “Do you believe that Russia is losing this war in Ukraine? So what more can the United States do right now to support Ukrainian resistance?
“Well, I think we should we do our best. We should give them what they are need as fast as they needed,” Blunt replied, adding: “What the president did is generally right, but about two or three weeks slower than this should Was.”
Like a dick who sits on Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Blunt emphasized, role of US intelligence in appreciating Russian military operations and debunking possible false a flag operation which he called “incredibly useful”.
He also echoed the general praise for leadership of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky added: “I hope he is still safe and brave and his country is pulling together. behind this willingness to be there and be in in fight.”