Sen. Cramer: 'It's a Pretty Serious Problem' That Judge Jackson Cannot Define the Word 'Woman'

By Emily Robertson | March 25, 2022 | 3:01pm EDT
Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.)  (Getty Images)
Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) (Getty Images)Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.)  (Getty Images)
Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) (Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com)—When asked whether a Supreme Court nominee who claims she cannot define what a woman is should be able to serve on the high court, Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N. D.) said, “It’s a problem. It was a dodge, and it was, I think it exposed sort of the political nature and the fact that she’s super-coached.”

At the Capitol on Thursday, CNSNews.com asked Sen. Cramer, “Senator Blackburn asked Judge Jackson to define the word ‘woman’ and Judge Jackson said, ‘No, I can’t.’ Should someone who does not know what a woman is serve on the Supreme Court?”

The senator said, “Well, it’s a pretty serious problem especially when her excuse was she’s not a biologist, and yet she’s prepared to rule on climate change, which means, well, are you a climatologist? Are, you know, are you going to—what about, what about chemicals? Are you going to be able to define harmful chemicals, if you’re not a chemist?”

“Yeah, it’s a problem,” he added. “It was a dodge, and it was, I think it exposed sort of the political nature and the fact that she’s super-coached.”

CNSNews.com followed up with, “Do you think you could provide a definition for the word ‘woman’?”

“Well, I was just asked about it today on the radio and I said that the beautiful thing is I don’t have to, God already did it,” said Cramer.

On Tuesday at the confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)  asked Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson if she could define the word woman, and she responded saying that she could not.

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson.  (Getty Images)
Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. (Getty Images)

Sen. Blackburn: “Can you provide a definition for the word woman?”

Judge Jackson: “Can I provide a definition? No. I can’t.”

Sen. Blackburn: “You can’t?”

Judge Jackson: “Not in this context, I’m not a biologist.”

Sen. Blackburn: “Okay, so you believe the meaning of the word ‘woman’ is so unclear and controversial that you can’t give me a definition?”

Judge Jackson: “Senator, in my work as a judge, what I do is I address disputes. If there is a dispute about a definition, people make arguments, and I look at the law, and I decide. So, I’m not—"

Sen. Blackburn: “Well, the fact that you can’t give me a straight answer about something as fundamental as what a woman is underscores the dangers of the kind of progressive education that we are hearing about.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)  (Getty Images)
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) (Getty Images)

“Just last week an entire generation of young girls watched as our taxpayer-funded institutions permitted a biological man to compete and beat a biological woman in the NCAA swimming championships. What message do you think this sends to girls who aspire to compete and win in sports at the highest levels?”

Judge Jackson: “Senator, I’m not sure what message that sends. If you’re asking me about the legal issues related to it, those are topics that are being hotly discussed, as you say, and could come to the court. So, I’m not able to—”

Sen. Blackburn: “And I think it tells our girls that their voices don’t matter. I think it tells them that they’re second-class citizens, and parents want to have a Supreme Court justice who is committed to preserving parental autonomy and protecting our nation’s children.”  

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