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FNC’s John Roberts asks Tom Cotton if KBJ’s “Nazi” comment was “a bridge too far?”

On FNC’s “America Reports” on Wednesday, anchor John Roberts asked Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) if his comment that Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson defended the Nazis at the Nuremberg trials was a “bridge too far”.

In the Senate on Tuesday, Cotton said, “The last Justice Jackson left the Supreme Court to go to Nuremberg and pursue the case against the Nazis. This Judge Jackson could have gone there to defend them.

Roberts said, “Again, she was in the federal public defenders office. At that time, she could not choose her clients. This is really a matter of due process, and I wonder why link Judge Jackson to the Nazis and the Nuremberg trials? »

Cotton said, “So John, when she was in the federal public defenders office, she was assigned four cases involving terrorists. But one of them she was in private practice, and two other cases signed Friends of the Court Briefs, she defended on behalf of Guantanamo terrorists. Three cases in which she voluntarily defended the terrorists of Guantanamo Bay in which she accused American soldiers of having committed war crimes. I have no patience for this.

Roberts said, “Well, so you don’t think that was a bridge too far to make the connection to Nuremberg and the Nazis?”

Cotton said: “No, in three separate cases, she represented — not American citizens charged with a crime benefiting from due process and the Constitution — foreign jurisdictions that had committed acts of violence against Americans. Again, these are not US citizens who are entitled to due process in court. They are foreign terrorists in three cases she willingly defended, in which she accused American soldiers of being war criminals.

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