Republican GOP Sen. Marsha Blackburn is slamming President Joe Biden for announcing his nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court in the middle of the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

In a Twitter thread, Blackburn tore into Biden for caving to the progressive wing of the Democratic Party with his nominee.

“President Biden’s announcement just days after an unprovoked full-scale invasion by Russia is extremely inappropriate,” Blackburn tweeted. “Once again, Biden is putting the demands of the radical progressive left ahead of what is best for our nation.”

“It is an attempt to hide that for over three months Biden refused to levy sanctions against Russia or send military assistance to Ukraine,” Blackburn added. “However, I cannot hold President Biden’s failure to lead our nation against his nominee.”

“I do plan on meeting with the President’s nominee in person, and thoroughly vetting her record to determine if she is a person of high character. A Supreme Court nominee must be committed to upholding the rule of law and Constitution as written,” Blackburn continued.

“We must not blindly confirm a justice to serve as a rubber stamp for a radical progressive agenda.”

Biden honored his promise to pick the first black woman to ever be nominated.

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is his nominee to take the place of retiring Justice Stephen Breyer.

Jackson, 51, has long been considered the leading contender for the post, particularly after Biden elevated her last year from the trial court bench to the appeals court seen as second in power only to the Supreme Court.

Jackson is popular with liberal legal activists looking to replace Breyer with a justice willing to engage in ideological combat with the court’s conservatives, who now hold a formidable six-justice majority.

It was the beginning of the month when it was reported that Jackson had taken the lead in the sweepstakes to replace Justice Breyer, Yahoo News reported.

President Obama first appointed her as a federal district judge in 2013 and considered her as a possible nominee to fill the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia when he died suddenly six years ago.

Last year, the Senate confirmed her 53 to 44 as Biden’s choice for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. That court has often been a stepping stone to a Supreme Court nomination, including for Scalia and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Brett M. Kavanaugh as well as Merrick Garland, whose nomination was blocked in 2016.

Those who know Jackson say she always drew praise and respect.

“Even among that rarified crowd of law clerks, she stood out — not only because of her sharp intellect and keen ability to identify and analyze legal issues but also for her natural leadership skills,” University of Georgia law professor Sonja West said. She “knows how to bring people together, build their trust and bring down the temperature in the room. Yet she also has fearless confidence in her opinions.”

She is married to Dr. Patrick G. Jackson, a surgeon who set me at Harvard and who is connected to Republican former Speaker of the House, Rep. Paul Ryan as his twin brother is Ryan’s brother-in-law.

She comes from an accomplished family as her dad was an attorney for his daughter’s school district and her mom was the principal of Miami’s high school for the arts.

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