In March, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall testified against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
During the hearing, Marshall was asked several times by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) if President Joe Biden was “duly elected” to the White House.
Marshall responded by saying, “He is the president of this country.”
Whitehouse also asked, “Are you answering that – omitting the language duly elected and lawfully serving purposefully.”
Marshall answered by simply replying, “I’m answering the question. He is the President of the United States.”
During Tuesday’s appearance on WVNN’s “The Yaffee Program,” Marshall explained why he answered in that specific way.
The Attorney General said he “didn’t want to acknowledge specifically what [Whitehouse] was attempting to do was somehow or another legitimize that everything that took place in the 2020 election was appropriate.”
Marshall believes Whitehouse’s questions were a distraction from his testimony about the Supreme Court nominee.
“What that line of questioning showed me was that he didn’t want to discuss the issues,” he said. “He didn’t want to be able to talk about the testimony that we offered or the other panelists that were with me that opposed Judge Jackson confirmation because he didn’t have the ability to respond effectively.”
He also said he wasn’t there just to get trapped into partisan tricks.
“If they want to play political games that’s fine with them,” he protested. “I was there to talk about the specifics of why I objected to her testimony, or why I objected to her confirmation, and if he wants to have those other discussions then bring it on.”
Marshall reiterated why Judge Jackson was the wrong person to sit on the Supreme Court.
“She has been championed by many that have been anti-law enforcement now for the last two years in our country and not once have I heard her denounce the language of defund the police or anti-incarceration by those particular groups,” he concluded.