Romney planning ‘a much deeper dive’ on Jackson after opposing her for appeals court

Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyRomney planning ‘a much deeper dive’ on Jackson after opposing her for appeals court Collins to have a follow-up call with Ketanji Brown Jackson The Memo: Democrats hope GOP overplayed hand in Jackson hearings MORE (R-Utah.) said that he is planning “a much deeper dive” into Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown JacksonKetanji Brown JacksonRomney planning ‘a much deeper dive’ on Jackson after opposing her for appeals court House passes bill to honor Ginsburg and O’Connor with Capitol statues Collins to have follow-up call with Ketanji Brown Jackson MORE after he opposed nomination to the DC appeals court.

“I have begun a deeper dive, a much deeper dive than I had during the prior evaluation,” Romney said on “The Source with Kasie Hunt” on CNN+. “In this case, as well, she’s gone into much more depth talking about her judicial philosophy that she had before. And we’re, of course, looking at her judicial record, as a district judge and as an appellate judge, in far more depth than we had before.”

When asked about the tone and tenor of Jackson’s hearing and how his Republican colleagues questioned her record, Romney said he thought some of them asked respectable questions to Jackson.

Some colleagues on my side of the aisle, I thought, asked respectful questions and were able to elicit responses from her that I think were very helpful to those that are making an evaluation,” Romney told host Kasie Hunt.

Romney added, however, that some Republicans, whom he did not name, used rhetoric that “was a little hot.”

“I think any setting like this that doesn’t show respect for the witness, or in this case the judge, is not the right way for us to go. We should show, in my opinion, more respect for one another. And so sometimes the rhetoric was a little hot,” Romney added. “But I think in the final analysis, we’ll each be able to make our decision based upon our personal interviews with Judge Jackson and with the results that come from these hearings.”

In a Senate vote last year, Romney opposed appointing Jackson to fill a vacancy on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamRomney planning ‘a much deeper dive’ on Jackson after opposing her for appeals court Collins to have a follow-up call with Ketanji Brown Jackson Biden muddies line with Vladimir Putin MORE (SC), Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsRomney planning ‘a much deeper dive’ on Jackson after opposing her for appeals court Collins to have a follow-up call with Ketanji Brown Jackson This week: House set to vote on marijuana legalization bill MORE (Maine) and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiRomney planning ‘a much deeper dive’ on Jackson after opposing her for appeals court Collins to have a follow-up call with Ketanji Brown Jackson Why Sarah Palin is still with us MORE (Alaska) were the only GOP lawmakers to vote in favor of Jackson.

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