BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – CNN, MSNBC and other media networks ripped into Republicans during coverage of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Senate hearings, accusing lawmakers of racism, sexism, and leveraging QAnon conspiracies to smear the Supreme Court nominee.

During the second day of Jackson’s hearings, CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin was asked by anchor Wolf Blitzer about Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., “trying to paint” Jackson as sympathetic to child porn offenders.

“This is about appealing to the QAnon audience, this cult that is a big presence in Republican Party politics now, that is – where Senator Hawley is trying to ingratiate himself with that group and run for president with their support,” Toobin responded. “And if Jackson is soft on child porn offenders, maybe she’s doing it to show compassion to the 1% of them that never commit the appalling act again. So to me, it should be light sentences for all of the child predators because mathematically it makes sense .”