Starting today, March 21, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee began holding hearings on President Biden’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court – Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. She is regarded by many conservatives as a radical leftist judge.

While U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has expressed indecision on whether she would vote to confirm Jackson, her leading challenger for the U.S. Senate, Kelly Tshibaka, has been a vocal critic of Jackson. If Tshibaka were currently a member of the U.S. Senate, Tshibaka said she would ask Jackson to answer a series of difficult questions.

Below are the questions Tshibaka said she would ask. They deal with Jackson’s controversial rulings regarding sex offenders, her view of Alaska’s land rights, the Second Amendment, vaccine mandates, voter ID laws, packing the Supreme Court, illegal immigration, systemic racism, abortion and transgender politics.

“Votes to confirm nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court are among the most important that a senator will ever cast, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski has a record of letting Alaska down,” Tshibaka stated on March 21. “She has opposed the nominations of solid, constitutionalist justices, and voted to confirm radical leftist nominees for other federal courts who went on to issue rulings that have severely harmed Alaska. When I am in the U.S. Senate, I will always side with the Constitution and Alaska, and people will never have to wonder which way I will vote.”


Kelly Tshibaka

— Can you please explain why you believe federal sentencing guidelines for sex offenders, pedophiles, and child pornography traffickers are too strict? How lenient should they be?

— In your philosophy of justice, how does a young child abused by a pedophile receive justice in your courtroom?

— Are the sentences you have given child sex offenders the same as what you would have given if the victims had been your daughter?

— When will you call for the release of all your records from your time with the U.S. Sentencing Commission?

— Do you believe that Alaskans have the right to determine how best to use our own lands and waters?

— When will we Alaskans get our millions of acres of land that we are owed from the federal government?

— How do you understand the phrase “shall not be infringed” of the 2nd Amendment?

— Under what section of the constitution does the President of the United States have the authority to order people to take a drug or lose their jobs?

— At Harvard Law School, you wrote that “the Constitution stands as a bulwark against government encroachment on individual liberty.” How do you square that with vaccine mandates from the federal government?

— What authority does the federal government have to force public schools to vaccinate children without parental consent?

— Was the Equal Protection Clause violated in the 2016 presidential election by states that “once granted the right to vote on equal terms,” but then through election procedural changes, “value[d] one person’s vote over that of another” (Bush v. Gore (2000))?

— Do you consider it a form of voter suppression to require voters to show identification before voting?

— Can you name a person who was eligible and wanted to vote, but was prevented from doing so in 2020?

— What is your position on expanding the size of the Supreme Court, otherwise known as “court packing”?

— Is the Supreme Court a systemically racist institution? Is this US Senate confirmation panel part of a systemically racist institution?

— Have people who have snuck across our southern border broken the law?

— Do you believe it is permissible for localities or states to actively refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities regarding illegal immigrants who are violating federal law?

— Can you name another country which does not protect its own borders?

— Is a baby considered alive when it’s in its mother’s womb?

— If a baby in the womb has a beating heart or brain activity, is it alive?

— When does a fetus develop rights?

— Given the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, do fetuses have a right to life under the 5th and 14th Amendments?

— Can a man get pregnant?

— What would you tell one of your daughters if her spot on a sports team was taken by a biological male?

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Hard questions Kelly Tshibaka would ask Biden’s Supreme Court nominee

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Steve P Peterson says:

    Yes, she would actually ask the tough questions if given a chance.
    What answers would Murkowski, herself, give for these questions?

    • Proud Alaskan says:

      Yes I want all these questions asked.
      One wrong answer, then your a No vote for this job.

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  • Marie Fremlin says:

    Wow, I like this lady. She has my vote. She is exactly what Alaska needs. No more permanently elected RINO’s like Murkowski.

  • Karl W Speights says:

    It’s not funny anymore having regular citizens stand back and watch a majority of elected Senate Leaders, lawyers who are Senators, asking the nominees who will be filling lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court 1. specific questions of case law, 2. their opinion or clarification of papers written in law school, and 3. cases they adjudicated. Kelly’s questions above were good. The questions by my Republicans in the Senate were safe, benign and legalistic. As I watched the Senate Republicans ask similar rhetorical questions, it bothered me that they are not focused on Judge Jackson’s opinion on whether God or the States should/could over-ride the U.S. (Federal) Constitution where the Tenth Amendment states, “That the U.S. Supreme Court may not take unto itself power to amend, alter or abridge inalienable rights.” It does give us “the People” and sovereign States; rights to protect “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Well I’ll say it, ‘We The People’ are tired of the lawyers, the legal system, and judges in the legislature telling us what we “can’t” do. The Supreme Court, in Roe vs Wade (1973) went against the U.S. Constitution by defying God Almighty who gave all mankind life, our inalienable Right to Life. The U.S. Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment destroyed America by cancelling God’s Moral Law; “Thou Shall Not Kill”. No government, or king or any human entity (organization, agency, department, etc.) can cancel God’s law on morality. Based on this, my questions for Judge Jackson would be simply a middle working class common sense approach. or example, “Judge Jackson do you agree or disagree that our borders are being over-run by criminals, drugs and gangs illegally. And are these illegally entering as non-U.S. citizens, criminals? Are we being invaded? yes or no. Next, Do you believe it’s alright for Muslims, and Islamic Sharia law to become imbedded into U.S. policy and laws. Do you agree with the previous President Obama’s funding of mandatory Arabic language and culture studies in grammar schools across our nation? Is the killing of any baby or fetus in the womb considered murder? There are laws against abusing the American Flag, will you uphold them if a case is brought before you? Do you agree or disagree that media (social and news) as well as agencies within our government are illegally tracking, collecting, sharing U.S Citizen data to infringe on our Lives, our Liberties and Freedom of choice, movement, to peacefully dissent, and to disagree with elected officials decisions? Do you believe in sanctuary cities for criminals? I already heard her answer on the Jan 6th charging and conviction question; that Congress is the reason for the delays, and convictions, by interjecting themselves into the cases as/with victim testimony, and recommendations for charges. It upset me because on April, 20, 2018 , The Supreme Court issued an opinion favoring illegal immigrants convicted of certain felonies (many violent) thereby helping them avoid deportation, and with California’s release policy put dangerous criminals back on our streets. The U.S. supreme court ruled that one provision in the Immigration and Nationality Act, VIOLATES THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. The Supreme Court then invalidated part of the definition for “aggravated felony,” In my mind, the supreme court is anti-American by not keeping the “lawful” ‘U.S. citizens’ safe. Also, as they (criminals) travel freely, America’s not safe. Also, we need to ask if she will be legislating from the “politically correct’ or pc platforms of today’s socialist agendas; rewriting laws for ‘safe spaces’ and propaganda culture; offensive ‘trigger words’ like MAGA, which leans way too far left for American patriots; concerning our children’s education, racism, homegrown terrorism, hatred of America, elimination of America’s statues, eliminating border controls, attacking personal gun ownership rights, the funding of Iran’s nuclear weapons or funding any nation who hates America (i.e., Hamas), LGBTQ indoctrination, rewriting U.S. Constitutional Judeo Christian historical relevance (separation of church and state, now the 1619 initiative), free healthcare, elimination of college debt, free college, free housing or just questioning whether to enforce the laws already defined in the U.S. Constitution. The fabric of our society is fraying…socialism, communism, and a diabolical materialism by the uber rich and elitists are hell-bent on removing God from America, which will destroy America. In the past ten to fifty years, we have see our laws being changed, rewritten, redefined, or new restrictive ones written, controlling and modifying local and state authorities (elections, vaccines, and ???), pushing government over-reach that support a methodology of bias against “We The People”. We no longer have Judge Advocates, our Department of Justice, and their Agencies, Policies and execution of the Rule of Law is offensive to “We The People”. Attorney General William Barr’s interview in May 2019, with CBS, was eye opening. His comment, “…nowadays people don’t care about the merits and the substance…They only care about who it helps, who benefits, whether my side benefits or the other side benefits, everything is gauged by politics.” That was offensive to me as a working class citizen. EVERYTHING is gauged by “politics”. Now we have evidence President Obama was setting up America for a final defeat; by politicizing the FBI, CIA, IRS, NSA and giving Kerry’s State Department the Green Light to Iran’s Mullahs for developing Nuclear Weapons. We now live in a gilded cage. At every level of society; local, state, and federal; the U.S. supreme court overseas a tyrannical two-tier legal system. One system for the ‘haves’, the power mongers, the lawyers, very rich and politically connected swamp creatures (the list would be too long to name them all). Tier two is for us ‘the have-nots’ or chattlings. better known as, “We The People”. It should wake us up. We are just pieces being played on their game board.

  • Mark says:

    Here’s one, “should a sitting justice rule on cases where records of his wife correspondences with the White House in planning to overthrow the USA are being requested in the investigation of said sedition and treason? Yes or No only.”

  • A. N. Gottschalk says:

    I’ll stick with Murkowski! Tshibaka is just another ” “just another” on the make!