CNN Correspondent Suggests Questioning SCOTUS Nominee’s Record Endangers Her Life

CNN White House correspondent John Harwood may be wishing Twitter had an “undo” option. On Thursday, Harwood was blasted on social media for basically repeating outrageous comments made last weekend by an MSNBC guest.

This week, Americans have watched the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. As might be expected, Republican Senators have grilled Jackson over her record of giving light sentences to defendants in child pornography cases. 

Harwood decided to offer up his opinion that this basic due diligence of someone who could sit on the nation’s highest court for a lifetime appointment was endangering her life.

RELATED: Ted Cruz Will Not Vote For Biden Supreme Court Nominee After She Can’t Say What A Woman Is

Over The Top Comments

Last weekend, far-left journalist for The Nation, Elie Mystal, said on MSNBC that Republicans were trying to get Jackson “killed.”

Mystal told Tiffany Cross, without evidence, “What Josh Hawley is doing, let’s let’s be very clear, what Josh Hawley is doing when he tries to do this, is he’s trying to get her killed. He is trying to get violence done against a Supreme Court nominee.”

People wasted no time calling out Harwood’s comments.

Many users pointed out that Steve Scalise was nearly killed after a Bernie Sanders supporter opened fire at a Republican baseball event and had a list of targets in his pocket:

RELATED: Trump Files $100 Million Lawsuit Against Hillary Clinton, DNC Over ‘Unthinkable’ Russia Collusion Plot

Not The First Time GOP Has Been Implicated

This is not the first time that Democrats have implied that Republicans are not just out to harm those they disagree with, but to do serious bodily injury or even kill them.

In January of 2021, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had the audacity to agree with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) after the controversy over the stock app Robinhood suspending the trading of Game Stop stock.

This was apparently a trigger for Ocasio-Cortez, reminding her of the violence that had taken place at the Capitol just weeks before.

She told Cruz that he and other Republicans had “tried to get her killed,” and that he could well, just save his agreement.

RELATED: ‘The View’ Guest Turns The Tables On Critical Race Theory-Supporting Hosts: Black People ‘Are Not Victims’

Short Memories

It is hard to tell whether or not Democrats and the left have short memories or convenient ones. 

In addition to Scalise, in October of 2018, a man from New York, Ronald DiRisi, was arrested and charged with threatening to kill two Senators over their backing of then Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

No word on whether John Harwood is still looking for that Twitter undo option.

Becky Noble

Becky Noble, a political blogger and writer for over 10 years, lives by the motto, “Being normal is not necessarily a virtue. It rather denotes a lack of courage.” Becky holds a degree in journalism from Regent University.

Recent Posts

MSNBC Doubles Down On Targeting Donald Trump With New Jen Psaki Show

The new MSNBC show hosted by former White House press secretary Jen Psaki debuted on…

14 hours ago

Former National Intelligence Director Rips Biden After Mexico Seizes Assets of an American Company

Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe tore into the Biden administration after reports surfaced…

14 hours ago

Polls Show Trump Increasingly Pulling Away from DeSantis to Dominate 2024 GOP Primary

By Dr. Derek Ellerman It might just be the Mother of All Battles That Never…

15 hours ago

Los Angeles Teachers Abandon 400,000 Students so They Could Go Protesting For Three Days

If a young child in Los Angeles had wished for all the grown ups to…

16 hours ago

Republican Leader John Cornyn Attacks DeSantis After Florida Governor Says America More Important Than Ukraine

Republican Senator John Cornyn again lobbed criticism at Ron DeSantis after the Florida Governor suggested…

16 hours ago

State Department to Spend $750K on ‘Impartial Media’ in Middle East

By Adam Andrzejewski for RealClearPolicy The State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor…

17 hours ago