Republicans RINOs Don’t Roll Over for Anti-Gunners’ Supreme Court Nominee

Who thinks those telling Joe Biden who to nominate don’t know exactly how Ketanji Brown Jackson will rule on guns? (The White House/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “From the moment President Biden promised to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has been the likeliest pick. And that is who he nominated Friday to fill retiring Justice Stephen G. Breyer’s seat, The Washington Post reports. “Here’s what you need to know.”

The two most important points for gun owners to understand:

“Liberals really like her: A dozen liberal groups sent a letter to Biden championing Jackson — without mentioning her by name [and] Democrats seemed totally united behind her, elated even.”

Where they stand on citizen disarmament is a matter of record. They’re for it, big time.

So where is Biden’s Supreme Court nomine, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, on our Second Amendment Rights?

NRA’s reaction is (unsurprisingly) limp, and fails to account for a host of compelling circumstantial clues:

“Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has never affirmed that the Second Amendment protects the individual, fundamental right of all Americans to keep and bear arms for the defense of themselves or others. Consequently, the NRA is concerned with President Biden’s decision to nominate her to the Supreme Court of the United States at a crucial time when there are vital cases that will determine the scope and future of the Second Amendment and self-defense rights in our country.​ As we always do, the NRA will monitor her statements during the confirmation process and advise our members accordingly.”

Right, like judicial nominees aren’t given a pass on answering tough questions, and as if “affirming” the Second Amendment will tell us a thing about what infringements she would impose regardless. Plenty of Democrats (and no shortage of Republicans) will acknowledge that it’s an individual right — right before turning around and showing everyone their big “buts.”

NRA’s feeble response is a far cry from “Hell no, and any Republican who doesn’t do everything in his power to torpedo this nominee will see his rating with us suffer accordingly.”

Is that fair? After all, we merely have reason to suspect Judge Jackson won’t be a Second Amendment true believer. Without some kind of corroborating evidence, how can gun owners expect them to take a non-negotiable stand?

To anyone asking that, grow up. You want corroborating evidence?

How about this welcoming statement from Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown?

“Everytown, Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Applaud President Biden’s Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court”

Read the whole thing. Then read what Giffords has to say:

“Giffords Law Center Lauds Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to Succeed Justice Stephen Breyer on US Supreme Court”

Why do you think they sound so sure of themselves?

Want more corroborating evidence on Judge Jackson’s bent for “progressive” judicial activism?

“She has been reversed, and the D.C. Circuit [Court of Appeals] reversed her for basically judicial overreach in a couple of cases,” Fox News quoted law professor Jonathan Turley.

“Cases like these suggest that Jackson might be willing in politically charged cases to ignore the law to deliver a particular policy outcome, and that’s not what we want to see from a Supreme Court justice,” Judicial Crisis Network president Carrie Severino elaborated.

“[I]t’s not clear whether any Senate Republicans would support her now,” the WaPo article continues, nonetheless pointing out past support and/or statements of praise from the “usual suspects,” Lindsey Graham, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, and former Speaker Paul Ryan.

“If all 50 Senate Democrats support her, Biden doesn’t need any Republican votes to get her nomination confirmed by the Senate,” the WaPo piece claims. “But, given how Biden had prioritized bipartisanship, he may like for his nominee to get some Republican votes.”

So that’s it, though? Bottom line, no matter what Republicans do, they can’t stop Jackson from being confirmed?

Not so fast, Rachel Bovard,  The Federalist’s senior tech columnist and senior director of policy at the Conservative Partnership Institute writes:

“The Senate of 2022 is tied, with 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans, which presents Republicans with an interesting procedural option: denying a quorum in the Senate Judiciary Committee, thus preventing the nomination from being reported out of committee and placed on the calendar, and ultimately moved to the Senate floor.”

That alone won’t be foolproof, but it’s a great opening salvo, and political realities mean overriding such a bold move is not assured.

“Democrats, of course, always have the option to use the nuclear option to ignore this rule,” Bovard admits, but notes they can’t count on that to happen. “Presumably, this would be viewed with suspicion by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., who recently opposed using the nuclear option on Democrat-led legislation to federalize the election system.”

What this means is there is one chance to deny a quorum and that rests with the Republican members of Senate Judiciary, beginning with ranking member Chuck Grassley (IA), and including Lindsey Graham (SC), John Cornyn (TX), Mike Lee (UT), Ted Cruz (TX), Ben Sasse (NE), Josh Hawley (MO), Tom Cotton (AR), John Kennedy (LA), Thom Tillis (NC), and Marsha Blackburn (TN).

Being political creatures of the establishment above all else, don’t look for any of them to act with courage on this. Instead, they’ll need to perceive the political costs of not doing so outweigh the costs of doing it. No doubt those costs will be considerable, beginning with every Democrat and media group out there foaming at the mouth and loudly condemning them as racists (as if that card won’t be played anyway whenever the left finds it useful).

So expect “conservative influencers” (including most “gun groups”) to say there’s no chance this tactic could work under pressure like that, so a member mailing campaign to press the senators (and remind them who voted for them) would be “a waste of political capital.”

It’s a shame that’s the reality, because the courage needed here is nothing compared to what Ukrainians, suddenly rediscovering their right to arms as a deterrent to tyranny, are exhibiting right now. It’s nothing compared to what we as gun owners will have to muster if the Supreme Court sides with the Democrats on guns.

To anyone who falls back on the “politics is the art of the possible” excuse and says this can’t be done, of course, it can: All those in a position to do something about it need is the will.

What have we got to lose if we do? More to the point, what have we got to lose if we don’t?


About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Happy Everafter

Maybe her hair smells real nice?

Dee

I’m just here for their gun ads.

-Ammoland silenced me!

RayJN

Biden will not nominate anyone that is not an anti 2A communist.

Deplorable Bill

Her record says it all. A supreme court judge is supposed to decide if law matches the constitution or not, nothing more and nothing less. She obviously does not believe in nor will defend the constitution. The constitution is not a changeable document, it’s part of the foundation this nation is founded upon. Destroy the foundation and you destroy the nation. This, of course, is the plan. She’s just another political hack. Where are the morals and ethics she claims to have? Opinions matter especially in the highest court in the land so they had better be based on the… Read more »

john

Rinos worse than Democrats together they are called what? Trump said the swamp I agree

Oldman

Who cares what former speaker Ryan thinks? The Rinos? Starting at the top, 1) McConnel
2) Graham
3) Romney, et al.

When Trump is re-elected, he will no longer help Graham keep his seat. In fact, I think he is already opposed to him. If not, he (Trump) should be. Graham is so scared of Tucker Carlson, he won’t even go on his show. You saw what Tucker did to Cruz.

Mac

Rest assured the Dems will pull out all stops to get this radical on the supreme Court, we must remember, if she gets on the court, she is just one of nine. We must be careful that none of the constitutional conservative justices go hunting with strangers.

Stoney

Another great editorial article by Dave Codrea, We can only hope that perhaps GOA will start a public pressure campaign to stifle the nomination of this individual – otherwise, we can count on her opposing all 2nd Amendment – individual freedom cases.

Laddyboy

I disagree with one point made in the Op-Ed. Bidet is NOT developing “bipartisanship“, HE has shown the DemoKKKrats want DIVISION – DIVISION – DIVISION on everything that goes against the DemoKKKrat communist party’s AGENDA!!

Quatermain

“The Senate of 2022 is tied, with 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans,”

And any vote is subject to a tie breaker by an illegitimately installed Vice President. Any vote to affirm the nomination of a SCOTUS justice nominated by a criminal President is null and void. Many actions by the criminally complicit congress will have to be undone in the near furture.

Wild Bill

One of the democrat Senators had a stroke, and is home in New Mexico recovering. So we have a little breathing room.

Laddyboy

The “stroke” will not hamper another DemoKKKrat that will vote FOR HIM! This maneuver of the DemoKKKrats MUST be STOPPED!

Wild Bill

Oh, I did not know. I thought that it gave us a little time.

Arny

If they don’t affirm that the Second Amendment protects the individual, fundamental right of all Americans to keep and bear arms for the defense of themselves or others. They should NOT even be considered to hold a position in any office. Be it Political, judiciary or legislative. As the US Constitution & many States Constitutions support these Rights. Whether you agree with them or not. So instead of promoting her to a higher office. That has far more lasting effects on many more peoples lives. Maybe she should be investigated ? How many peoples Rights were violated by her ? Not… Read more »

hoss

In order to be fair all should be investigated, and if found to make judgements on anything other than the law, they would have to leave the bench, and be exempt frum ever holding office, and, or a judiciary position. But than, just think of all the judiciary positions would have to be filled!

Laddyboy

I would add — PERMANENT DISBARMENT along with your full comment of reality.

Wild Bill

We would have to add those to the Judiciary Act. We are a republic, not a tyranny.

Rock

Fills Bidens “promised” niche… She’s BLACK and a FEMALE !
He gets a bonus with her pro leftist, anti gun views…
Fails to realize the Dems ARE the biggest enemies of the blacks.

Laddyboy

SO VERRRRRRYYY often!! One President once stated that “he would keep them on the plantation for the next 200 years.” Why, I cannot fathom, any black/yellow/red/brown/white pigmented person would vote, at any time, in the affirmative for SLAVERY!!!

uncle dudley

This woman may be book smart but she is common sense dumb in my opinion, she is a democrat who doesn’t understand history of what the democrats have done to the black people in the country. Republican president was the one who freed the slaves,republicans weren’t the ones who started the KKK, and they didn’t control the south in early America. If she believes that Biden picked her for her legal ability she is mistaken bigtime, he picked her because of her skin color, nothing more. This is a sad statement for our country when there are more competent qualified… Read more »

Vince

Biden has tainted the selection process with racism. He doesn’t just want a women, and there are currently women on SCOTUS, he wants a black women! The law should be color blind, Biden has forgotten that. ( along with dozens of other things)

hoss

He’s placating the minorities to get their votes, while at the same time stabbing them in the back, laughing at how stupid they are.
Part of the problem as I see it is, minorities have been programed over the decades to vote for those who give them something for nothing. We know that isn’t true. No such thing as a free a lunch!

Wild Bill

Spot on, sir!!!

PAF145

Mitch McConnell with twist the arms of whoever necessary to please his buddy Beijing Joe

JPM

Does anyone else think that posing for a photo with a mask on is one of the most stupid things anyone can ever do? Imagine what people 100 years from now will think of all the idiots who pose for family photos and PR shots wearing a mask. “Oh, that was uncle Bob, or was it his brother Bill?” “Is that great grandma, or great aunt Sue?” Was that person smiling or frowning, and who the hell is it? The blatant STUPIDITY that Covid has revealed that exists within the population in this nation is unbelievable.

swmft

and just goes to show how stupid people are ,dust storms kill people wearing masks lungs fill with the fine sand so how are they stopping some thing 1/10 the size or smaller 1918 flu studies said only distance helped, not stopped transmission. and without airplanes the 1918 flu went around the world killing 10% of world population in 26 weeks

MP71

How else is the rest of the world supposed to know you’re one of the virtuous, selfless people who will do what it takes to keep everyone safe from a virus with a 99+% survival rate.

Wass

The first thing that occurred to me, when Biden announced that his selection to fill the seat vacated by Breyer will be African American and female was, darn, he’s deliberately excluding over ninety five percent of eligible nominees! Now, as to politicians proclaiming, “I support the Second Amendment”, not until we see a vote actually to support gun rights, should it be considered more than paying lip service.

Laddyboy

Bidet’s actions of this “choice” IS PURE RACISM ON DISPLAY!!!!!!!

Wild Bill

Yes, the closet marxists told us for years that we can not choose by race or gender. They got votes and power that way.
Now, they choose by race and gender, only. It was always a lie.

john

Joe Biden a racist nothing more or less. As far an his ability to run the country he has proven the point that he was unelectable. Even Obama knows that Joe will f–k things up.” The reason there is WAR in the Ukraine / Joe Biden & Democratic policies” The Biden family has taken millions from the country today Americans have been left in a WAR zone to escape on their own. Joe Biden’s quote ” This Is The Price For Democracy” Nothing could be farther from the truth there is a place in hell for Joe he should have… Read more »

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Arny

It was US tax dollars funneled thru Ukraine, loans my ass.

Stuart

“Joe Biden is a racist, nothing more or less.” Most Americans would have to vehemently disagree with that statement. Because it’s plainly obvious that Joe Biden is also an extremely corrupt idiot, nothing more and very likely something less, much less.

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Wild Bill

And that crew that controls the presidency, too!

Matt in Oklahoma

She’s black, they are powerless and will confirm her
They are more scared of being labeled racist than doing what they are supposed to in getting the most qualified based on merit not race, gender sexual preference etc.

Hazcat

She’s black, they are powerless SPINELESS and will confirm her” FIFY

The Crimson Pirate

If anyone brings up racism in regards to those who oppose her nomination the only response needed is “Clarence Thomas!”

Tisha

If I were part of the process and I would to give her a preview of what to expect in her confirmation hearing. I would ask her every uncomfortable and insensitive question that I could think of during the interview stage. So what if I’m labeled as a racist. I would say no just not PC as I don’t care who I offended.

Green Mtn. Boy

Of course the Leftards of a supposed Conservative party will roll over and play dead for the Commiecrats.it’s the goal of their worthless existence.