The View Forced to Read ‘Legal Note’ After Smearing Conservative Justices

During their manic Monday defense of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson from extra scrutiny of her record regarding an apparent leniency with sex crimes on ABC’s The View, the cackling coven decided to falsely claim that Justices Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh were “credibly accused” of sexual misconduct. Because of this smear, co-host Sunny Hostin was forced to deliver a “legal note” announcing that both Justices deny the lies spewed against them.

After noting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) hoped Jackson would be treated better than Thomas and Kavanaugh were, rotational co-host and unhinged anti-Trumper Ana Navarro said she found it “interesting” that he decided to mention the justices “who happen to be two who were accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault. So yes, I hope she gets treated differently than people who have been credibly accused of that.”

And at the end of the segment, Hostin was forced by their ABC standards and practices representative to issue their denials of the false accusations against them, much to Navarro’s voiced chagrin:

HOSTIN: And I just have a quick legal note, it that the Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Justice Clarence Thomas have both denied every allegation of sexual misconduct.

NAVARRO: Of course, they did.

In reality, nothing about the accusation was proven true. In fact, the stories against them cracked and crumbled under FBI investigations and Judiciary Committee scrutiny.

Navarro also demanded that Republican senators confirm Jackson because of the color of her skin:

And people need to remember the historical aspect of this. This court was founded in 1789, 234 years ago, and this is the first time we’ll be seeing a black woman sitting there, and that is as Joe Biden would say, a BFD, a big freaking deal.

Ignoring how Kavanaugh had been in front of the committee multiple times, including other confirmation processes before the lies against him were peddled, Hostin suggested the new scrutiny from Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) regarding her rulings record with sex crimes and child porn was unique to Jackson and an attempt to “poison the well”:

[S]he had sailed through this process three times before, and so there wasn’t anything new on her record, and so I think they were just waiting to start, you know, poisoning the well and muddying the water. This was to be expected.

Without evidence, Hostin went on to claim suggestions Jackson went easy on such criminals were “not true.” She further defended Jackson by brushing off sentencing guidelines as “advisory” “at this point,” “they’re just guidelines.”

Ignoring the fact that some of the cases in question involved the production, destruction, and consumption of child pornography, Sara Haines claimed they were about the “consensual relationship” in high school between “an 18-year-old kid maybe” and “a 17-year-old.” She then suggested Hawley was playing to fringe conspiracy theorists.

“She’s unassailable,” Haines and Hostin declared in unison. Adding: “[A]nd I think it will be rigorous, as it should. These are lifetime appointments, but she is more qualified than so many people.”

Of course, for co-host Whoopi Goldberg, the scrutiny boiled down to racism. She suggested that any thought that Jackson had a “special empathy for criminals” was “code” for “she may be sympathetic to black people.”

Goldberg also omitted Jackson’s time as a private defender of Guantanamo Bay terrorists as she noted Jackson’s time working for them as a public defender.

The View’s LIES against the conservative justices and defense of Judge Jackson was made possible because of lucrative sponsorships from Carvana and General Mills. Their contact information is linked.

The transcript is below click “expand” to read:

ABC’s The View
March 21, 2022
11:03:27 a.m. Eastern

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WHOOPI GOLDBERG [in a mocking accent]: I’ll just ask this question. Do you think she’ll be put under the microscope more than the last two nominees, Kavanaugh and Barrett? Is it possible?

SUNNY HOSTIN: Well, Kavanaugh had a pretty significant process, I think, given the accusations that were alleged, right? So, he had a very rigorous and robust process. Amy Coney Barrett, that justice didn’t have as rigorous a process because we know the Democratic Party had an issue with the timeliness of it. And so her, I think, process wasn’t as rigorous.

But I’m just — I’m not surprised to hear this, right? I think, you know, Republicans were sort of hedging their bets and they knew that they had voted — she had sailed through this process three times before, and so there wasn’t anything new on her record, and so I think they were just waiting to start, you know, poisoning the well and muddying the water. This was to be expected.

ANA NAVARRO: Well, look. It’s interesting to me that the two — the two judges that — Justices that Mitch McConnell points out that he hopes she will be treated differently from are Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas, who happen to be two who were accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault. So yes, I hope she gets treated differently than people who have been credibly accused of that.

I hope she gets treated like Gorsuch did, like Barrett did, where you can have a very vigorous and scrutinized — vigorous process scrutinizing her judicial philosophy, her character, her experience, her qualifications, her record. This is a lifetime appointment with very little accountability once you get in.

HOSTIN: That’s true.

NAVARRO: But it has to be done with respect. And people need to remember the historical aspect of this. This court was founded in 1789, 234 years ago, and this is the first time we’ll be seeing a black woman sitting there, and that is as Joe Biden would say, a BFD, a big freaking deal.

(…)

11:06:04 a.m. Eastern

HOSTIN: I do want to weigh in on that part in terms of the sentencing guidelines, because what Josh Hawley is now saying is that she sort of was easy on child sex offenders and child traffickers that’s not true.

GOLDBERG: And no one noticed.

HOSTIN: And no one noticed before. And it’s just not true. I practiced under the federal sentencing guidelines and I practiced in the area of sex crimes and child trafficking. And the sentencing guidelines at this point are advisory. They’re just guidelines.

Before, back in the day, when I first started practicing, it was definitely like, if those were the guidelines, it took the discretion away from the judges and you just had to do it. Now, it’s different they’re advisory only. And so, if someone recommends, in certain cases, that it’s not guidelines, it’s maybe a little less, that’s normal. It happens two out of three cases.

SARA HAINES: It’s common among – there’s some debates right now as to how we fix these laws. Because you’ve got an 18-year-old kid maybe in a consensual relationship with a 17-year-old, that becomes a sex offender. So, there are reasonable — it sounds great in a title by Hawley, but I say consider the source mainly because every QAnon conspiracy known to man begins with pedophilia. Like, it’s always a pedophile involved on some level.

So, right when I saw it I was like, “wow, he’s not even trying to veer from the textbook of accusation here.”

But that is a common discussion among judges and you can confirm that.

HOSTIN: It is.

HAINES: A lot of them are saying the way it’s done is off. But it’s not surprising me they’re going after criminal justice reform kind of issues. The left went after, you know, Amy Coney Barrett’s – a concern about whether her religious beliefs would play into her legal jurisdiction. And it makes sense that the right will come for criminal justice reform. I think that’s the only thing they can do because this woman is so —

HOSTIN: She’s unassailable.

HAINES: She’s unassailable, and I think it will be rigorous, as it should. These are lifetime appointments, but she is more qualified than so many people.

(…)

11:08:15 a.m. Eastern

GOLDBERG: And I want to point something out because they’re going after her about Guantanamo. She didn’t seek out representing Guantanamo prisoners. She was assigned all four cases as a federal public defender from 2005 to 2007. While her brother was deployed as an Army infantryman in Iraq.

I also wonder, because, you know, Mitch McConnell says her supporters look at her resume and deduce a special empathy for criminals. You know, I know you don’t mean this, but that sounds like code.

HAINES: She comes from a law enforcement family.

GOLDBERG: But it doesn’t matter. Listen. She represented a lot of people.

HAINES: And that’s the gig when you are a federal public defender.

GOLDBERG: That’s what you are supposed to do.

[Crosstalk]

It’s code, and its code to tell you that she may be sympathetic to black people. I’m sorry, you know. I’m not going to assume that that’s true because of course, that’s not the case with Clarence Thomas. Nobody’s thinking that he’s, you know, all about black people because he’s black, you know, no one is saying that about any of the other justices. So I think it’s just kind of disingenuous BS to continue to play with this.

(…)

11:10:15 a.m. Eastern

HOSTIN: And I just have a quick legal note, it that the Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Justice Clarence Thomas have both denied every allegation of sexual misconduct.

NAVARRO: Of course, they did.

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