Senator Hawley Delivers Opening Statement for Judge Jackson’s Supreme Court Nomination Hearing

Monday, March 21, 2022

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) gave his opening statement in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing regarding Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination. 

During his remarks, he outlined seven cases where Judge Jackson sentenced convicted child pornography offenders below sentencing guidelines and below what the government requested.

Senator Hawley said, “What concerns me is that in every case, in each of these seven, Judge Jackson handed down a lenient sentence that was below what the federal guidelines recommended and below what the prosecutors requested.”

Last week, Senator Hawley released a Twitter thread noting Judge Jackson’s alarming sentencing leniency for sex criminals, especially those preying on children.