Flashback: Ketanji Brown Jackson Had a Major Hand in 'Pizzagate' Trial


In a rather interesting twist to the closely watched nomination of Judge Ketanji Jackson Brown to the U.S. Supreme Court, it turns out that President Joe Biden’s pick for the high court happened to be the judge on a case involving a man who shot up the Washington D.C. pizzeria implicated by “Pizzagate” conspiracy theories.

Pizzagate arose in 2016, in the days leading up to the historic political standoff between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. It posited, based on allegedly covert language found among thousands of leaked emails, that Clinton and her Deep State cronies were involved in high-level child sex trafficking which involved the use of the restaurant Comet Ping Pong in Washington.

Jackson presided over the trial for Edgar Maddison Welch, who stormed the eatery with an AR-15 and a handgun. Considering Jackson’s lengthy professional history of advocating for lenient sentencing for child pornography offenders, this is certainly the sort of stuff that fuels Pizzagate-type conspiracy theories.

I’m just saying.

Jackson — who will likely be confirmed thanks to swing-voting Senate Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who said on Friday he would issue a yea for the Biden nominee — was selected out of a pool of black female judges, as this was the president’s primary criteria for his pick.

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So her confirmation hearing has largely been covered in a predictable manner. The mainstream media have been dotted with indignant op-eds arguing that the GOP’s concerns over Jackson’s history are unfounded.

Missouri Senator Josh Hawley first drew attention to her history ahead of the hearing, highlighting, among other things, her pattern of handing down sentences to child pornography convicts well below the recommended minimum sentence.

It’s worthy of note that, while sentencing the Pizzagate shooter, she did say that Welch may have thought when he stormed Comet Ping Pong that he was “being helpful.” However, she said she could not “overstate” her concern that “other people will see what you have done and be inspired by it.”

“No matter how well-intentioned, people are not allowed to take matters into their own hands,” she said, as ABC News reported at the time.

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Welsh was given 48 months, although his attorney gave a heartfelt plea for a far lower sentence, arguing that 18 months would be more than sufficient.

Compare this, just for the sake of it, to some of Jackson’s stunningly short sentences for child pornography offenders, which Hawley uncovered:

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Why were men who possessed child pornography worthy of drastically reduced sentences, but not the man who, as Jackson seems to believe, thought he was attacking a hub of child sex traffickers?

I’m certainly not saying that Welsh was motivated by proper morals or accurate information when he stormed Comet Ping Pong, by any means. I am saying you’d think it would be more worthy of note that she had these ties to wild conspiracy theories about pedophiles in high places and she also ideologically fights for leniency for child pornographers.

You know?

I mean, the White House even linked Hawley’s attacks on the QAnon conspiracy theory, which came after Pizzagate and bears many similarities.

And you know, it’s always seemed odd to me that the Democratic Party scoffs at Pizzagate/QAnon-type conspiracy theories about pedophilia in high places, only to turn around and emphatically defend teaching wildly progressive values on sexuality to small schoolchildren, regardless of how their taxpaying parents feel about the matter.

I mean, President Joe Biden himself once voluntarily made a bizarre reference to the wilder theories that powerful politicians feed on the blood of the children, all on his own, without being asked about it.

The majority of Americans — who are upset about the degree to which our society seems to be headed down the dangerous path of normalizing pedophilia and the sexualization of children — don’t need to spend an hour going down a YouTube rabbit hole to see there’s something really concerning going on here.

We just need to follow the mainstream news.

I mean … you don’t need to be a Q fanatic to be a bit concerned about the trajectory of the American left’s sexual ethics, here.

Yet, thanks to the hysterical tribalistic rhetoric of our time, many left-leaning Americans are being given the impression that any and all concerns over a deliberate attempt to normalize pedophilia are false nonsense, to which no decent, upstanding citizen pays the slightest bit of attention.

If the establishment media and the Democrats had been interested in it, a major scandal could have arisen surrounding Jackson’s history of going soft on child pornographers and also being linked to the Pizzagate shooter case — the latter, if only because it’s a rather politicized case. And let’s not kid ourselves: Jackson’s nomination to the court is only the latest in a long series of incredibly politicized nominations.

So why, at a time when the increase of child pornography is one of the most indescribably evil ills our country is facing, was it not a bigger deal that Jackson had this in her past?

All this, mind you, while an ideology that regards sexuality as an inborn trait that cannot be changed and must not be subject to moralizing — as is the “sex-positive” philosophy behind both Comprehensive Sexuality Education and the sorts of entities that work to “destigmatize” pedophilia — enjoys the emphatic support of tribalistic modern culture warriors who regard anything other than the doctrine of woke political correctness as bigoted, ignorant and woefully ill-informed.

Are Americans brushing off one of the most pressing social issues of our time because they think the only people who are upset by it are crazy, right-wing nutjobs?

Has the fight to normalize sexuality among children become the new culture war front?

That’s a truly terrifying thought.

For all you believers out there, this sounds like something about which we need to go on our knees and wage spiritual war against in prayer for our children and their future.

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Isa is a homemaker, homeschooler, and writer who lives in the Ozarks with her husband and two children. After being raised with a progressive atheist worldview, she came to the Lord as a young woman and now has a heart to restore the classical Christian view of femininity.
Isa is a homemaker, homeschooler, and writer who lives in the Ozarks with her husband and two children. After being raised with a progressive atheist worldview, she came to the Lord as a young woman and now has a heart to restore the classical Christian view of femininity.