Tom Cotton on Rule of Law under Biden: ‘We are seeing a breakdown of society’
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said on Monday at the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson that the court is an intricate part of upholding the rule of law in the United States.
Cotton and other Republicans are expected to focus on Jackson’s past rulings, which have been described as soft-on-crime decisions.
Cotton said the rule of law has suffered under the administration of Joe Biden, who nominated Jackson to keep a campaign promise.
“These threats to the rule of law are not merely theoretical,” Cotton said. “We are witnessing a breakdown of society.”
“There are many Americans who no longer feel safe today,” Cotton said. “Parents are scared to walk down the streets that used to be free from crime. In 2020 Anarchists, rioters and left-wing street militias raged across the country, and murders increased at the fastest rate in history.”