On Tuesday afternoon’s Hallie Jackson Reports on MSNBC, Chris Jansing moderated a panel segment discussing the latest developments in the confirmation hearings of Biden Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. Jansing and her guests were clearly triggered by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) questioning Jackson on her past support of Critical Race Theory.
The first disturbing moment in the segment came when MSNBC contributor Joyce Vance attempted to defend the current way prosecutors go after people who are in possession of child pornography. Arguing that the way child porn pedophiles have been prosecuted “is a problem that’s been brewing in the federal judiciary for at least ten or fifteen years.”
Vance explained that the “laws that were written at a point in time where child pornography was proliferated and trafficked through the mails or in print media like magazines,” where nowadays “anybody who can download something is then in possession of child pornography.”
She did say at the end of her commentary that she personally disagrees with the judges and prosecutors in the legal community who argue that because of how easy it apparently is to download child porn that “the sentencing is too strong for people” who download it “without trafficking it.”
Later on in the segment, after referencing Hawley and Cruz’s tough questioning of Jackson, Jansing claimed that “studies do show that women face a higher bar in confirmation hearings” and that the studies don’t “take into consideration women of color” because there has never been a woman of color nominated to the Supreme Court.
Noting that various black women’s advocacy groups are holding watch parties for Jackson’s confirmation hearings because her nomination is a “historic moment”, Jackson is facing a “time that is at the intersection of racism and sexism and intense political divisions.”
According to the leftist media, you can never question a black woman’s record and past views without it being considered racist or sexist.
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MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson Reports
3:55:18 p.m. Eastern
JOYCE VANCE: This is a problem that’s been brewing in the federal judiciary for at least ten or 15 years because what’s happened in reality here is that laws that were written at a point in time where child pornography was proliferated and trafficked through the mails or in print media like magazines, it’s now being applied in the context of the internet where anybody who can download something is then in possession of child pornography and many judges think, and I want to be careful not to adopt this view because as a former prosecutor, I disagree, but many judges believe that the sentencing is too strong for people who are in possession of child pornography without trafficking it in the sense that trafficking or production was meant at the time the laws were written.
CHRIS JANSING: To the point, Simone of getting votes and she’s expected to get all the Democrats, studies do show that women face a higher bar in confirmation hearings. Those studies don’t even take into consideration women of color generally because there have been so few. Obviously none at this level. So today, black women leaders, groups like Black Women’s Roundtable, She Will Rise, they’re hosting virtual watch parties because yes, this is a historic moment, but Judge Jackson also faces a time that is at the intersection of racism and sexism and intense political divisions. Talk about that in the context of today’s questioning and what you heard.
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