Laura Ingraham Mocks Cory Booker Speech Praising Ketanji Brown Jackson

Fox News' Laura Ingraham took a dig at Democrat Senator Cory Booker after his speech brought Supreme Court Judge nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson to tears.

Booker spoke for almost 20 minutes during Jackson's confirmation hearing Wednesday, praising her career achievements to date.

He highlighted the significance of her being the first Black woman nominated to the Supreme Court.

After playing a snippet of Booker's speech on her show, Ingraham joked that it was "awards season," in relation to the upcoming Academy Awards.

"My sister, God has got you. And how do I know that? Because you are here," Booker said to Jackson in the clip.

"I know what it has taken for you to sit in that seat."

Jackson can be seen smiling and wiping away tears during Cooper's speech.

"It is awards season, it is awards season after all. That is a best actor [nomination]," Ingraham said after playing the clip.

Earlier in her show, Ingraham was also critical of Jackson being a nominee and argued that President Joe Biden's plan to nominate a black woman was insulting.

"What Americans saw in this confirmation hearing, to the extent that they are watching at all, is a complete farce," Ingraham said.

"What they saw was a Supreme Court Nominee chosen not primarily for her intellect and stellar judiciary record but, at least in part, for her skin color.

"The Biden pledge to select a female African American Justice was both discriminatory and demeaning.

"As if somehow minorities couldn't make it without Joe's affirmative action, how insulting."

Ingraham also focussed on the different approaches Republicans and Democrats had when speaking with Jackson.

She claimed that Republicans focussed more on her prosecution records while Democrats focussed on the historic significance of her nomination.

"Much of the questioning from Republican Senators was devoted to her hot-button cases, such as her lenient sentencing decision in child pornography prosecutions," Ingraham continued.

"In an attempt to blunt the revealing moments from Judge Jackson's performance under sharp questioning, Democrat Senators have dwelled on her personal biography, her academic credentials and the historic nature of her appointment.

"Yet instead of insulating and rehabilitating her, they made her nomination appear even weaker, if that is possible."

During his speech on Wednesday, Booker argued that Jackson had earned her nomination and highlighted why he personally felt emotionally connected to her.

"I want to tell you, when I look at you, this is why I get emotional, "Booker said.

"I'm sorry, you are a person who is so much more than your race and gender.

"You are a Christian, a mom, you're an intellectual, you love books but it is hard for me to look at you and not see my mom."

He continued: "I see my ancestors and yours, nobody is going to steal the joy, not the woman in the street, not the calls or texts that I am getting, nobody is going to steal that joy.

"You have earned this spot, you are worthy, you are a great American."

Newsweek has contacted both Ingraham and Booker for comment.

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Talk show host Laura Ingraham speaks during CPAC 2019 February 28, 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland. Cory Booker asks questions during Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland's confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on February 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Ingraham mocked Cory Booker following his speech praising Ketanji Brown Jackson. Drew Angerer and Alex Wong/Getty Images

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