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Sen. John Kennedy posed some basic questions about the U.S. Constitution to Joe Biden’s judicial nominee, Spokane County Superior Court Judge Charnelle Bjelkengren, during her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Unfortunately for Kennedy and America, it seems that Bjelkengren was unable to provide satisfactory answers to rather basic questions.

The nomination of Bjelkengren by Biden was meant to fill the position of U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Washington. However, she needed to get through Kennedy’s line of questioning pertaining to the Constitution and statutory interpretation. The Senator asked two questions concerning the Constitution and one relating to how statutes are intended to be interpreted when they come into play legally.

Unfortunately for Kennedy and Bjelkengren alike, she was not able to answer his questions satisfactorily enough for him to feel comfortable with her confirmation as a district judge – posing a rather significant roadblock for her appointment moving forward. In fact, she couldn’t answer them at all!

“Tell me what Article V of the Constitution does,” Kennedy asked Bjelkengren.

“Article V is not coming to mind at the moment,” she responded.

“How about Article II?” Kennedy asked.

“Neither is Article II,” Bjelkengren said, leaving Kennedy scratching his head.

Breitbart reported,

Article V of the U.S. Constitution outlines the process for amending the Constitution, while Article II outlines the executive powers vested in the president of the United States.

Kennedy again left the Gonzaga University School of Law graduate stumped when he asked her to define “purposivism,” which is a form of statutory interpretation that “maintains that the legal effect of a statute should be determined by the objective purpose of the statute,” according to Legal Theory Blog.

“In my 12 years as an assistant attorney general, in my nine years as a judge, I was not faced with that precise question,” Bjelkengren told Kennedy. “We are the highest trial court in Washington state, so I’m frequently faced with issues that I’m not familiar with, and I thoroughly review the law, I research, and apply the law to the facts presented to me.”


Daniel is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and amateur theologian. He writes about topics of politics, culture, freedom, and faith.

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  • Two lines stick out:
    the Gonzaga University School of Law graduate; and
    Bjelkengren told Kennedy. “We are the highest trial court in Washington state, so I’m frequently faced with issues that I’m not familiar with, …”

    I wonder what IS she “familiar” with.

  • Humm, wonder what dim buttons this brilliant POS pushed for the joebamma team, maybe he hair smells good. FJB and any thing around him.

  • Doesn’t leave much room to draw on judicial memory to weigh what the Constitution says about the law. We are in trouble !!! Put a bunch of those judges on the bench and they can just rule on cases by thinking about their Feelings and Bidens feelings

    • Yup, and flush the Constitution down the toilet with Joe’s depends just like they actually want to do these Marxist’s infiltrators! Hell we may as well have some CCP judges or some from Russia!!!
      She is impressive being from Washington States Courts; NOT! Remember how the Summer of 2020 Revolt went in that leftist, woke, commie Antifa state went; they are all derelict enemies of America!!!
      But of course FJB wants those sorts for the court system to really do America in!!!
      Remember how brilliant Amy Comey Barrett was in her pre-appointment inquisition! Makes this turnip look like it fell off the turnip truck years ago!

  • Biden does not nominate people for their knowledge, experience, or abilities! He is not concerned about their qualifications; only in their political/social orientation. He surrounds himself incompetent bureaucrats.

  • How does a judge get appointed, in the first place, that can’t answer two basic questions relating to the constitution? What level of grade did she get in college? This again is why the media does not properly study a person who is running for President of the U.S.A.

    • I once worked in TV News and the whole system of Major Network National News Media is bought off! Have been for decades and why is a Nazi evil man like Soros scot-free to do as much damage as he can to America which he stated he hates this country and its people and it’s his life mission to destroy it; blatantly and so arrogantly, all the way back in 1979; yet there he is fueling the destruction directly, with bought and paid for DA’s, Judges and the most crooked politicians on earth!

      • It may be that he along with Klaus Shwab is trying to keep the Third Reich going from Hitler’s Nazi time. They were both alive at that time.

  • Someone who doesn’t know the structure of the U. S. Constitution should not be licensed to practice law at any level—much less be a federal judge.

    This raises serious questions about the way law is taught (or NOT taught) in universities, and the content of the bar exam and its ability to insure those who practice law are qualified.

  • I know she is ignorant and running on the borderline of stupid, and the one that nominated her is more stupid than she is and I know you can’t fix stupid, but I read a comment on another article stating that you could fix stupid but it would be painful.



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