“Can you provide a definition for the word woman?” Blackburn asked.
“Can I provide a definition?” Judge Jackson responded somewhat surprised.
“Mhmm, yeah,” Blackburn responded.
“I can’t,” Jackson said.
“You can’t?” Blackburn responded.
“Mmm, not in this context — I’m not a biologist,” Judge Jackson said.
Yes, really. Here’s the exchange in all its unbelievable glory:
Senator Blackburn: "Can you provide a definition for the word woman?"
Judge Jackson: "No. I can't…I'm not a biologist." pic.twitter.com/TRlqUeDGs6
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 23, 2022
So Judge Jackson is expected to be able to interpret the law for all Americans but cannot, evidently, interpret what it means to be a woman enough to offer even a simple definition for the term… because she’s not a biologist? Any stranger on the street, a kindergartener, your crazy uncle even, could have offered a better answer to the question. One need not be a biologist to know what a woman is.
But Judge Jackson, as anyone who’s been following President Biden’s quest to fill the looming Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement, has been touted repeatedly for her identity as a black woman, the first of which to be nominated to the highest court in America.
From the word go, the White House has emphasized that “she will be the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.” Even before it was known that Judge Jackson would be his nominee, even before Biden was elected, he pledged that he would nominate a black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.