Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson sat for another long day of questioning Wednesday from senators on the Judiciary Committee on the third day of her confirmation hearings.
The first round of questioning Tuesday saw a sharp division in approaches between Democrats and Republicans. Democrats largely praised Jackson’s record and highlighted the historic nature of her nomination as the first Black woman to be put forth for the court.
Republicans focused their attacks on her history as a public defender, painting the sentences she handed down in some criminal cases as insufficient while seeking to tie her to cultural flashpoints.
Here are key moments from Wednesday's session:
- Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, got into a heated exchange when Cruz ran out of time but continued to shout questions.
- Jackson said she would recuse herself from the current Harvard discrimination case because of her role with the school.
- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., got upset in a series of questions about Justice Brett Kavanaugh's hearing.
Graham also spoke directly to child pornographers.