Joe Biden is about to make a historic mark that will forever be remembered in this great nation by nominating the first black female Supreme Court Justice. However, as liberal Justice Stephen Breyer retires, Biden is faced with a challenge on choosing the right person to fill the position.
“Our process is going to be rigorous. I will select a nominee worthy of Justice Breyer’s legacy of excellence and decency,” Biden said.
During the last Democratic primary campaign in 2020, Biden pledged that if he won, he would nominate the first-ever Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court. Currently there are 10 Black women serving on appellate courts, five of whom were nominated by Biden and were confirmed.
“While I’ve been studying candidates’ backgrounds and writings, I’ve made no decision except one: the person I nominate will be someone with extraordinary qualifications, character, experience and integrity – and that person will be the first Black woman ever nominated to the United States Supreme Court. It’s long overdue, in my view,” Biden said.
The race for the new Supreme Court Justice might just trigger a tantrum from the Republican side. McConnell has indicated he would block any Biden nominations to the court. The GOP members are seriously aiming at winning the majority in the congressional elections but installing a new Supreme Court Justice by Biden seems to send cold chills down the road.