Members of the Metropolitan Nashville Board of Public Education were caught on the microphone last week discussing Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing. A member of the school board asked if he could fire a senator from the Judiciary Committee.
About a minute into the school board meeting YouTube stream, you can hear an unidentified school board member ask if the others have been watching the Jackson Supreme Court hearing. One board member said, ‘I love her,’ apparently speaking of Biden’s nominee, while a third morbidly asked, ‘Can we just go together? [Sen.] Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on fire? »
Members of @MetroSchools The school board was surprised with a hot mic at a board meeting wishing they could ‘just go and set Marsha Blackburn on fire’.
Listen for yourself 👇 pic.twitter.com/LyJ2YLHVso
– Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 25, 2022
The board meeting appears to have taken place last Wednesday, the same day Blackburn pressed Jackson on “if [Jackson] could provide a definition for the word “woman”.
Jackson declined to define the term “woman,” saying she was not a “biologist,” despite the definition of gender being a key legal issue in transgender debates.
SEN. BLACKBURN: “Can you give a definition of the word ‘woman’?”
JACKSON: “No, I can’t”
BLACKBURN: “Can’t you?”
JACKSON: “I’m not a biologist” pic.twitter.com/i7Rg83z5Y4
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 23, 2022
However, as Breitbart News previously noted, Jackson didn’t shy away from discussing being a “woman” when asked similar questions by Democratic senators.
For example, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) asked Jackson about the historical significance of being a woman:
Judge Jackson, if confirmed, you will become the sixth woman to serve on the Supreme Court. You would join Justices [Sonia] Sotomayor, [Elena] Kagan, and [Amy Coney] Barrett on the bench. It would be the closest we’ve ever come to gender equity on the Supreme Court. There would be four women in a court with nine judges. … What do you think it means for our country to have women serving in significant numbers on the federal bench, and in particular, what would it mean to have four women serving on the Supreme Court for the first time in the story ?
In Jackson’s response, she acknowledged that she was a woman and would be the first black woman to serve on the Supreme Court:
I think that’s extremely significant. …Since being appointed to this position, I have received so many letters and photos from little girls all over the country telling me that they are so excited about this opportunity and have thought about the law in a new way because I’m a woman, because I’m a black woman.
In fact, when President Joe Biden was campaigning in 2020, he specifically promised to appoint a black woman to the Supreme Court.
Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter.