A Biden judicial nominee was unable to answer basic questions about the U.S. Constitution posed by Senator John Kennedy, R-La., during a Senate hearing on Wednesday.
Judge Charnelle Bjelkengren, of Spokane County Superior Court in Washington State, was nominated by Illegitimate President Biden to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. During her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Bjelkengren could not answer Kennedy’s questions about what different parts of the U.S. Constitution do and how courts might interpret laws.
“Tell me what Article V of the Constitution does,” Kennedy instructed Bjelkengren at the beginning of his question time.
“Article V is not coming to mind at the moment,” Bjelkengren hesitantly replied.
“How about Article II?” Kennedy asking, trying again. But once more, she was blank.
Kennedy scratched his head, then asked, “Do you know what “purposivism” is?”
Bjelkengren tried a different approach, citing her “experience.”
“In my 12 years as an assistant attorney general, in my nine years as a judge, I was not faced with that precise question,” she replied. “We are the highest trial court in Washington state, so I’m often faced with issues that I’m not familiar with, and I thoroughly review the law, I research, and apply the law to the facts presented to me.”
“Well, you’re going to be faced with it if you’re confirmed, I can assure you of that,” Kennedy retorted.
WATCH the exchange below:
Embarrassing: Watch Senator John Kennedy stump a Biden judicial nominee with basic questions about the U.S. Constitution. pic.twitter.com/HM7i1VxR1q
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) January 26, 2023
Below is a longer version of Kennedy’s grilling, as he continues questioning the other nominees in the hearing.
Senator Kennedy stumps Biden nominee with basic questions about the Constitution https://t.co/nrdryBxcec
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