Tucker Carlson: If Jackson’s A ‘Top Legal Mind’ In The US, ‘What Were Her LSAT Scores?’


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Fox News host Tucker Carlson discussed Joe Biden’s decision to nominate D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to take the place of retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

During his opening segment, Carlson questioned Biden’s claim during his State of the Union Address that Jackson was “one of our nation’s top legal minds.”

“Biden went on to mention someone called Ketanji Brown Jackson,” Carlson said on his show Wednesday night.

“That’s not a name most Americans know because Ketanji Brown Jackson has been an appellate judge for less than a year. But Joe Biden assured us she is, quote, ‘one of our top legal minds.'”

“So, is Ketanji Brown Jackson—a name that even Joe Biden has trouble pronouncing—one of the top legal minds in the entire country?” Carlson went on.


“We certainly hope so. Biden’s right. Appointing her is one of his gravest constitutional duties. So it might be time for Joe Biden to let us know what Ketanji Brown Jackson’s LSAT score was,” he added.

“How did she do on the LSATs? Why wouldn’t you tell us that? That would settle the question conclusively as to whether she’s a once-in-a-generation legal talent, the next Learned Hand. It would seem like Americans in a democracy have a right to know that and much more before giving her a lifetime appointment, but we didn’t hear that,” he said.


Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel said that “Ketanji Jackson Brown is beloved by far-left special interest groups and has a dangerously out-of-touch legal record. Brown would be a disastrous Supreme Court justice with no interest in protecting our constitutional rights and liberties. Biden has selected a rubber-stamp in his quest to radically remake the America we know and love,” in a piece for The Daily Caller.

“NBC News put it best when they reported that Jackson ‘fits well [with] the progressive movement’s agenda.’ Numerous liberal advocacy groups have openly pushed for her appointment, and she has a record of backing progressive priorities from the bench,” McDaniel said.


“In 2018, Jackson blocked President Trump’s executive orders to hold government employees accountable for poor performance and negligence. Her ruling was so legally shaky that the D.C. Circuit Court unanimously reversed it. Jackson’s quest to legally obstruct President Trump’s policies didn’t stop there. In 2019, she blocked the Trump administration from speeding up the process for deporting illegal immigrants. Her reasoning? She claimed that the Department of Homeland Security failed to consider the impact of deportation on the people who illegally entered our country,” she added.

“Jackson even worked as a lawyer for terrorists imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay during the 2000s. At one point, she represented a Taliban intelligence official who was determined to be a likely leader of a terrorist cell. While Jackson claims she defended these clients simply as part of her job, her defense of these enemies of our country has been described as “zealous” –  and it continued once she entered private practice,” the chairwoman said.

The judge donated to, and worked for, the campaign of former President Obama and donated $1,000 to Hillary Clinton, she argued, showing that she is not an unbiased arbiter.


“Then there’s her stance on abortion. In 2001, she filed an amicus brief alongside the radical pro-abortion group NARAL that targeted the free speech rights of pro-life Americans,” she said.

Others issued similar comments about Brown.

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