One of President Joe Biden’s judicial nominees was thoroughly stumped by basic questions about the US Constitution and legal theory posed by Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) on Wednesday.
Judge Charnelle Bjelkengren, of Spokane County Superior Court in Washington State, has been nominated by Biden to serve on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.
“Tell me what Article V of the Constitution does,” Kennedy asked Bjelkengren during his confirmation hearing.
After a moment’s hesitation, the judge replied, “Article V is not coming to mind at the moment.”
Kennedy quickly followed up with another question: “How about Article II?”
After another long pause, Bjelkengren admitted that she didn’t know what Article II pertained to either.
EMBARRASSING: Biden judicial nominee can't answer basic questions about the constitution.
“Judge, tell me what Article V of the Constitution does?” pic.twitter.com/JvnecJJJgA
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) January 26, 2023
Article V of the Constitution concerns the amendments process, and Article II covers the Executive power of the President of the United States, as well as enumerating the powers of the Executive Branch.
Kennedy then asked the judge if she knew what purposivism was. Purposivism is the philosophy of interpreting the law through “the spirit of the law,” as opposed to textualism, which only considers the text of written statutes.
“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 said.
“We are the highest trial court in Washington State, so I’m frequently faced with issues that I’m not familiar with,” Bjelkengren added. “And I thoroughly review the law, I research, and apply the law to the facts presented to me.”
Kennedy retorted, “Well, you’re going to be faced with it if you’re confirmed, I can assure you of that.”
Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Bjelkengren to the Spokane County Superior Court in 2019, where she was celebrated as the “first female African American judge in Eastern Washington.”
January 26, 2023 at 5:50 pm
No more NIGGERS!
January 28, 2023 at 2:55 am
Sorry, you Klansmen and Klanswomen are not American patriots nor people of faith.
January 30, 2023 at 7:31 am
Explain that to the Democrats they are the ones that created the klan.
January 31, 2023 at 12:42 am
What?! She may not be up to the job, but you are beneath contempt for that comment. Climb back under your rock…
January 27, 2023 at 9:31 am
Another ass in the wall!
January 27, 2023 at 12:31 pm
How can someone have a law degree and not know the Constitution? Is the Constitution not taught in law school anymore? It is inexcusable for a judge to not know the Constitution.
January 27, 2023 at 12:34 pm
From where is Biden pulling these people out of? Just when I though there could not be any more unqualified idiots than Merick Garland, he comes up with this one.
January 27, 2023 at 1:36 pm
She is unquestionably unqualified! How can anyone become a lawyer or a judge without knowing what our Constitution says? Our Laws are written from our Constitution. This tells me their education is truly lacking to obtain a Law Degree. Of course Mr. Biden has very poor judgment on any matter. He needs to be impeached, he’s unqualified to handle the position of president. He’s taken our Nation down to the lowest level I’ve ever seen. Time for him to go plus he can take the hyena along with him. In my opinion..
John R. DeJulius
January 27, 2023 at 1:36 pm
A TOTAL LOSER, just like ALL of the rest of Democratic party !!!!!!
January 27, 2023 at 1:46 pm
Next to Gabbin Nonsense, Inkblot is the next lamest governor doing a superb job of ruining a once great state. This explains it all on this nominee.
January 27, 2023 at 2:14 pm
Another American putz.
January 27, 2023 at 2:22 pm
This is what you get when you vote for or appoint someone because it is the first. Look at the POS Osamobama as president. Look at camel face or cackle face first black VP. Pete first gay transportation secretary. You get the picture you get garbage when you pick or elect someone because it is the first. The gays in Trumps admin. were intelligent and were capable of doing their jobs not because they were the firsts but because they were picked for their ability.
January 27, 2023 at 3:24 pm
Joey Boy you sure know how to pick them that includes your useless perverted administration and VP. You are a disgrace to the position of POTUS!!!!!
January 27, 2023 at 4:01 pm
What could we expect when one puts dumb niggers in any office just because they are black.
I never knew color had any intelligence. I was taught you accomplished what you wanted, because, you had merit & was knowledgeable.
These things will be the finishing off of America. Blacks don’t want to be qualified. They always want the glitter of the job, but, never the qualification.
Just be black & you can get everything. Keep up the dumb shit & you will wake up when it is too late. There will no longer be an America, but, only violence & no law abiding citizens. This is exactly why there is election fraud & people just wanting their acquaintances to be in office, because, they like them. Intelligent voters see right through this mess. An illegal President put in office by fraud & proven by Elon Musk that it happened. One CANNOT argue with the proof.
January 28, 2023 at 3:02 am
Do you believe that Sec. Carson and Justice Thomas were unqualified for their offices? What about Sec. Condoleeza Rice?
January 30, 2023 at 7:28 am
What is your point? Are you agreeing with somebody that they are stupid because they are black or are you saying that even though they are black they are the exception? And do you groop all people by there color? People should be addressed for their individual actions and beliefs. When you bring up a persons color no matter if it is used in a positive or negative way you expose yourself as a Bigot.
January 27, 2023 at 4:36 pm
Notice how she is laughing at her ignorance. “Yep, your braindead idiot president appointed me, I don’t care about your stupid Constitution, and there isn’t a damn thing you can do about it”.
January 27, 2023 at 7:34 pm
Just another entitled affirmative action nigger. How could anyone sit in judgement of those that come before her without even a vague understanding of our Constitution and the laws it a enables our LEGISLATURE to impose. I guess I can see how Charnelle Bjelkengren could get past the public indoctrination centers and even higher education without ever being exposed to the Constitution; BUT LAW SCHOOL!!! What is really disturbing is that in all her years sitting in judgement, she never bothered to enlighten herself about the law of our land.
That being said, she meets all the qualifications for the job she has been nominated for. BLACK WOMAN.
January 27, 2023 at 7:54 pm
I believe article five deals with amendments to the constitution. But this is just another reason to pick the best QUALIFIED person not one that checks boxes!!!! I’m positive there’s a hole bunch of better judges who actually know what our constitution says!!! Stop checking boxes and hire the best person for the job regardless of race!!!
January 28, 2023 at 3:06 am
Is Biden’s advisors so inept that they can’t even find a judge who is qualified for the position? Or is this travesty an intentional rejection of the basis of our REPUBLIC?
January 28, 2023 at 10:26 am
No surprise here.How stupid are the Democrats and their voters?We have a complete Clown Show as government led by a Dementia ridden Jim Crow Shadow of a man,Uneducated America hating cast offs and totally unqualified for the positions the Clansman put them in.
January 30, 2023 at 8:22 am
If ever a government needed a clean sweep it’s our government. The president, Biden, is a traitor, constant liar and the head of a crime family. His son has used and copied stolen confidential documents to apply for highly paid no show positions in Ukraine. Our Vice President is still behaving like a third grader with giggling and “wonders of space”. The Democrat house leader is a trained train wreck. Groomed by Nancy Pelosi to stop America’s progress in it’s tracks. The AG is on a revenge tour because he didn’t get to be a supreme court judge. We are in a proxy war with Russia using the Ukraine army as our troops but paying millions for the privilege of being no show army.. We are in a mess and we will probably never make it through this mess to the two years to vote for our freedom. AND. I forgot to mention, China and Bill Gates are buying our farmland to raise bugs for our dinners.
In a world gone mad the fool is king.
January 30, 2023 at 9:25 am
What else can be expected from a Biden nominee? She should be immediately dismissed from consideration.
January 30, 2023 at 10:34 am
At least she is “HONEST” and given the chance might make a very good Judge.
January 30, 2023 at 11:02 am
January 30, 2023 at 2:51 pm
Likely one of Hunter Biden’s sleepover playmates.
January 30, 2023 at 3:22 pm
WHICH IS WORSE: 1) A judicial nominee who doesn’t know the biblically seditious Constitution, or 2) A judicial nominee who knows the biblically seditious Constitution forwards and backwards and will apply it if nominated?
It’s a toss up: The former nominee will sow the whirlwind whereas the latter will sow the wind, which will eventually lead to sowing the whirlwind.
It’s the same wind and whirlwind since the inception of the biblically seditious Constitution as the law of the land:
“[B]ecause they have … trespassed against my law … they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind….” (Hosea 8:1, 7)
Today’s America is reaping the inevitable ever-intensifying whirlwind resulting from the wind sown by the constitutional framers and fanned by today’s hoodwinked Christians and patriots who have been bamboozled into believing today’s whirlwind can be dissipated by appealing to the wind responsible for spawning the whirlwind.
For more, see Chapter 3 “The Preamble: We the People vs. Yahweh” of free online book “Bible Law vs, the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at Bible versus Constitution dot org. Click on the top entry on our Online Book page and scroll down to Chapter 3.
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January 30, 2023 at 8:52 pm
The Constitution is irrelevant to devildemocommiecrats because to follow it would put a tight lid on the tyranny they lust for so greatly!!!!! The Constitution was written by people who fought a war to throw off tyranny and intended that tyranny would never again be imposed on We the People!!!!! devildemocommiecrats are totalitarian tyrant wanna-bes who only care about personal wealth and power for themselves, they are demonic!!!!!!!!!!