Senator Kennedy just embarrassed another Biden judicial nominee on camera

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President Joe Biden has made a vocal point about having the most “diverse and inclusive” administration in White House history.

Biden’s identity politics box checking trickles down to his judicial appointments as well as his nominees to the Supreme Court. 

But Senator Kennedy just embarrassed another Biden judicial nominee on camera. 

The DEI President

President Joe Biden appears to only be concerned with checking identity politics boxes when making his Cabinet and judicial appointments. 

In fact, Biden admitted he was committed to overseeing “the most diverse and inclusive White House” in American history. 

He even announced that he would only consider black women for his appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States. 

Biden kept his promise and appointed the radical Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. 

Biden’s track record of nominees for federal judge positions down the line have prioritized identity politics over qualifications. 

Many of Biden’s nominees for federal court have lacked basic knowledge of the law and the United States Constitution. 

Kennedy stumps Biden’s pick

The latest example is President Biden’s nominee for the U.S. District Court of Colorado, Kato Crews.

During his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Republican Senator Joe Kennedy of Louisiana sought to determine Crews’ basic understanding of legal procedure. 

To determine as much, Kennedy asked Crews about the Brady Motion. 

As anyone who has watched Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, and Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny knows, the Brady Motion provides that the prosecution must turn over evidence to the defense. 

The Brady Motion is meant to ensure that all of the evidence comes to light during the trial. 

But Kennedy’s very simple question stumped Biden’s judicial pick. 

“Tell me how you analyze a Brady Motion?” Kennedy asked Crews. 

“Senator, in my four and a half years on the bench, I don’t believe I’ve had the occasion to address a Brady Motion in my career,” Crews answered. 

“Do you know what a Brady Motion is?” Kennedy followed up. 

Crews repeated that he’s never had a Brady Motion come before him in his short career. 

“It’s not coming to mind at the moment, what a Brady Motion is,” Crews added. 

At this point, Kennedy even tries to offer Crews a lifeline by asking if he is familiar with the Supreme Court case Brady v. Maryland, widely considered a landmark case decided by the highest court in all of the land. 

After Crews claimed to be familiar with the case, Kennedy asked him to elaborate on the findings. 

“I believe that the Brady case,” Crews slowly stammered while searching his brain for an answer. “Well, Senator, I believe the Brady case regards something about the Second Amendment. I’ve not had occasion to address that. If that issue were to come before me, I would certainly analyze that Supreme Court precedent and apply it as I would need to for the facts in front of me.” 

What Crews is trying to refer to in his answer is the Brady Bill. 

The Brady Bill was legislation during the Clinton Presidency that required background checks and a five-day waiting period when purchasing firearms. 

It has absolutely nothing to do with Brady v. Maryland, which found that withholding exculpatory evidence violates due process “where the evidence is material either to guilt or to punishment.”

Having thoroughly embarrassed and demonstrated Crew’s lack of basic legal procedure and Supreme Court precedence, Kennedy simply thanked him for his time. 

Not the first, won’t be the last

This is far from the first time a Biden judicial nominee has been caught underqualified. 

As you can see in the above video, Kennedy stumped another Biden nominee with a question taught to students in elementary school.   

Kennedy asked Judge Charnelle Bjelkengren what Articles II and V of the U.S. Constitution establish. 

“Article V is not coming to mind at the moment,” Bjelkengren answered. “Neither is Article II.” 

Article II of the Constitution establishes the Executive Branch of the federal government and Article V establishes the process for how the Constitution can be amended.

Students in elementary school are taught these things, but Biden’s judicial appointments can’t answer these questions. 

Since Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson could not even say what a “woman” is, how much can the American public expect from a Biden judicial nominee? 

But at least Americans can count on Biden’s appointees to be “the most diverse and inclusive” in history.

Which President made better judicial appointments?