Senator Josh Hawley Exposes Soft On Child Predators Actions by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
During the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination for U.S. Supreme Court today, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) focused his questioning on the alarming trend of lenient sentencing in child pornography cases that he first mentioned in a tweet thread last week and his opening comments yesterday.
During his time, Sen. Hawley focused on Judge Jackson's sentencing decision and comments during one of the seven child pornography cases he was concerned about,United States v. Hawkins, in which Judge Jackson sentenced the offender, age 18, to a significantly lower sentence than what the federal sentencing guidelines and prosecutor had recommended: just three months in prison.
Earlier on March 21, 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.