Ron Perlman slammed Ted Cruz’s questionnaire for Ketanji Brown Jackson at one of the Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
The Texas senator asked Ms. Brown Jackson at Tuesday’s hearing about critical race theory, a catchphrase for the country’s conservatives, by asking if she believed babies were racist.
He specifically pointed to a book called Anti Racist Baby from Dr. Ibram Kendi, highlighting an illustration showing a child with a caption that reads “confess if you’re racist.”
Shortly after the hearing, Perlman punched Mr. Cruz.
“Hi Ted, Ron here,” the actor said in a video posted to Twitter.
“Listen, I know how tempting it is to appeal to the very lowest form of humanity here in the United States, the bottom-feeders, people who pride themselves on hate and ignorance and inability to read and inability to know the difference between true patriotism and the cops you sell.
“I know how tempting it is to play in front of these people,” he added. “Because at least you have a base, but Jesus Christ, Ted, for someone with a really, really small ass, you’re getting a bigger ass every damn day. Fuck off.”
Mr. Cruz had asked Justice Jackson, Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, if the theory was taught in K-12 schools and talked about how it is on the board of trustees at Georgetown Day School, a private school in Washington DC, in which many children live the city’s elite participate.
Ms Brown Jackson paused for a long time before replying to Mr Cruz: “Senator … I don’t think a child should be made to feel that they are racist or that they are not valued or that they are worth less than that.” they are victims, that they are oppressors. I don’t believe in any of that.”
“Georgetown Day School, just like the religious schools that Justice [Amy Coney] Barrett was on the board of directors of a private school,” she said.
Cruz then asked if Jackson could admit that the school had taught critical race theory.
“I don’t know because the board doesn’t control the curriculum, the board doesn’t focus on that,” Jackson replied. “We don’t do that as board members. So I’m not sure.”
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Aside from Mr. Cruz, Perlman also attacked Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton by calling him a “fucking piece of white slaver shit.”
Mr Cotton had repeatedly asked Ms Brown Jackson during Tuesday’s hearing whether penalties for fentanyl dealers and for perpetrators of child sex images in general should be stricter.
Senate Republicans have attempted to portray the judge as “soft” on all types of crimes, including drug and sex offenses.
“Play this question and tell me that wasn’t the most racist thing I’ve seen since Jefferson f***ing Davis. F*** you,” Perlman added.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/ron-perlman-ted-cruz-ketanji-brown-jackson-b2042800.html Ron Perlman leads Ted Cruz’s backlash with a foul-mouthed tirade about questioning Ketanji Brown Jackson