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Jackson Fends Off Concerted GOP Attacks on Last Day of Testimony

  • Cruz, Graham cut off judge amid queries on pornography cases
  • Confirmation to U.S. Supreme Court still appears on track
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WATCH: Senator Lindsey Graham accused Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson of being lenient in sentencing defendants in child pornography cases. Source: Bloomberg

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson fended off an orchestrated barrage of Republican attacks on her record on crime and hours of probing of her views on volatile issues such as abortion, during her final day of questioning for a Supreme Court seat.

Jackson wrapped up her public testimony Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is likely to end up in a party-line deadlock on sending her nomination to the full Senate. But that’s unlikely to stop Democrats from using their narrow control of the chamber to confirm her as the first Black woman to the nation’s highest court.