Kentanji Brown Jackson, Biden’s press secretary, ridiculously said that she couldn’t say what a woman is when asked to do so by Senator Marsha Blackburn.
Specifically, Sen. Blackburn asked “Can you provide a definition for the word ’woman’?” Jackson, in a ridiculous statement following a bit of back and forth, said “Not in this context. I’m not a biologist.”
Biologist or not, knowing what a woman is is important, particularly for a Supreme Court justice that will have to rule on cases involving that question and the issues of gender that have become legion in America as of late.
Senator Rand Paul ripped her over her inability to say what a woman is and explained why that is so important during a Newsmax appearance.
Beginning his takedown of future Justice Jackson, Paul got right to the point, giving numerous examples of just how that question might come up, saying:
“[M]y main objection has been to her sort of inability to answer even the simplest questions. You know, Senator [Marsha] Blackburn asked her a question and said, ‘Can you define a woman?’ Well, if you’re not even willing to answer that question and many of the questions she has been unwilling to answer — if you can’t answer the question, ‘What is a woman?’ or the definition of a woman, how is she going to adjudicate Title IX cases that have to do with women or women in sports? How is she going to adjudicate whether a boy who swims for [U Penn] can all of a sudden switch and pretend to be a girl and swim on the girls’ team?”
Indeed. That’s really the question and why Blackburn’s question was so important: The question is one that needs to be answered, regardless of whether Jackson wants to or not. It’ll come up sooner or later and we’ll know her opinion then, so it’s necessary to understand it now.