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Ketanji Brown Jackson hits out at legal correspondent who called the US Constitution ‘utter trash’

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Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson slammed The Nation magazine correspondent Elie Mystal when asked about his comments regarding the US Constitution during his confirmation process.

Mystal, a frequent guest on MSNBC, called the Constitution “not good” and “actually trash” in his book “Allow Me to Retort: ​​A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution”, where he outlines a controversial view of the race and the history of the United States. Mystal argued that the Constitution was written by “a group of wealthy white politicians who made deals with each other”, who owned slaves and did not allow any non-whites into the room.


U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, referenced Mystal’s claim during the written portion of Jackson’s confirmation process, where he asked the candidate if she rejected Mystal’s claim that “the American Constitution is illegitimate because its framers were white or some framers were slaves.” owners.”

“I do not support the contention that the Constitution is illegitimate,” Jackson replied. “As I said in my hearing, I love our country, the Constitution and the rights that set us free.”

Elie Mystal frequently promotes his vision of race and American history on MSNBC.
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“Do you reject statements by a legal commentator that the US Constitution is some kind of garbage can?” Cruz insisted.

“I don’t support the claim that the Constitution is ‘some kind of garbage can,'” Jackson replied, reiterating his commitment to “support and defend” the founding document.

Mystal would sit on the board of directors of Demand Justice, a progressive group in the Arabella Advisors network dedicated to judicial appointmentsthe recent requests for tax exemption, which were obtained by Americans for Public Trust, show it.

Ketanji Brown Jackson hits out at legal correspondent who called the US Constitution ‘utter trash’

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


Mystal, along with other Demand Justice executives, lobbied to wrap the Supreme Court. The group announced a million-dollar advertising campaign and said it was ready to spend “whatever it takes” to promote the confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Fox News’ Brandon Gillespie contributed to this report.

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