In a thread published on Wednesday, Hawley revealed that during his review of Judge Jackson’s history he “noticed an alarming trend when it comes to her treatment of sex offenders, especially ones preying on children.”
According to his review, “Judge Jackson has a trend of allowing child porn offenders to go free for their appalling crimes, both as a policymaker and judge, and this pattern is one she has advocated for since law school.” As Hawley says before giving several examples, her position “goes well beyond ‘soft on crime'” and reveals “a record that puts children in harms way.”
One example Hawley discovered in his review revealed Judge Jackson fearing about convicted sex offenders having to register and saying that such legal policies are fueled by “fear and revenge.”
Hawley said that Jackson “also wondered about sending sex offenders to United States civil commitment,” and “as a part of the United States Sentencing Commission, Judge Jackson pushed for drastic changes in how the law deals with sex offenders by removing the current mandatory minimum prison sentences for child porn.”
Also, it appears Judge Jackson has a bit of an obsession with understanding people who keep child porn but…are not pedophiles?
Judge Jackson seems to be wanting an exception to policy used to deal with people who possess child porn but who she believes only keep it because they are “in this for the community,” who are motivated by “the challenge,” or are “nonpedophiles who have child pornography.” Big yikes.
“This is a very disturbing record for any judge in America, but especially one who is nominated to our highest court,” Hawley said in his thread of disgusting examples. “Protecting the most vulnerable should now be up for debate. Sending child predators to prison should not be controversial.” And yet, Democrats are slowly making that the case.