Donald Trump Jr condemned for 'paedophile' tweet following Ketanji Brown Jackson Supreme Court hearing

The son of the 45th US President tweeted that Democrats were looking to "secure the paedophile vote" during Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court hearing

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Donald Trump Jr has faced a social media backlash following claims he made that the Democrats were attempting to “secure the paedophile vote” during Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court confirmation hearing.

Accusations have been thrown at Republican senators, claiming they are trying to "smear" Ms Jackson for being lenient on cases of child sexual abuse imagery whilst she was a working in the lower courts.

Ms Jackson has stood firm and fiercely defended her record. She said it was the role of Congress to set guidelines for sentencing.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson wipes away tears as she listens to U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) speak on the third day of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings on her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson wipes away tears as she listens to U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) speak on the third day of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings on her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Donald Trump Jr., son of former U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Donald Trump Jr., son of former U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, U.S.

Mr Trump Jr tweeted yesterday: "Democrats really doing their best to secure the paedophile vote for future elections this week."

One user responded: "Just when you thought Jr couldn’t go any lower, he comes out with something like this,” wrote one person.

Social media users pointed out to Mr Trump Jr that his father, the former president, had almost two dozen allegations of sexual assault against him.

"When you contrast the lack of professionalism and tone of the Trump administration/family statements with those of all of the past administration/families, you can see how damaging the 2016 election really was", one user said.

"In just four years, we’ve lost the ability to be kind."

Earlier this week, Donald Trump's son was ridiculed for another tirade on Ms Jackson, when she refused to respond to a question from Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Blackburn asked whether Ms Jackson could define "the word ‘woman’".

The Supreme Court candidate said she was "not a biologist".