‘Hypocrisy,’ ‘Absurdity’: Tulsi Gabbard Sounds Off On Biden SCOTUS Pick For Failure to Define ‘Woman’

Former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii railed at President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson following testimony on Wednesday in which she refused to respond to a question about gender identification.

When Jackson was asked by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) if she could tell her the definition of a “woman,” Jackson responded that should could not because “I’m not a biologist.”

Gabbard, who has routinely blasted her own party, took umbrage with that.

“In order to have a Supreme Court committed to protecting the rights of all Americans, including women, every justice needs to understand there is such a thing as a woman, as distinct from a man,” Gabbard noted on Twitter. “Yet when asked to define the word ‘woman,’ Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson said, ‘I don’t know.’”

“The hypocrisy and absurdity of this is that she was nominated by President Biden in large part because she is a woman,” Gabbard noted further.

During her confirmation hearing, Jackson was asked by Blackburn, “Can you provide a definition for the word ‘woman’?”

“Can I provide a definition?” Jackson repeated.

“Yeah,” Blackburn said, to which Jackson replied,  “I can’t.”

“You can’t?” Blackburn asked.

“Not — in this context, I’m not a biologist,” Jackson laughed.

“So you believe the meaning of the word ‘woman’ is so unclear and controversial that you can’t give me a definition?” Blackburn pressed.

“Senator, in my work as a judge, what I do is I address disputes,” Jackson responded. “If there is a dispute about a definition, people make arguments and I look at the law and I decide, so — I’m not —”

Blackburn interrupted at that point to reply that “the fact that you can’t give me a straight answer about something as fundamental as what a woman is, underscores the dangers of the kind of progressive education that we are hearing about.”


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