Joe Biden, the U.S. President, and Senate Democrats are planning to advance his history-creating U.S. Supreme Court pick, selling the country on a Black female SC justice nominee they plan to argue is highly qualified and barrier-breaking simultaneously. GOPs aren’t yet moved, and it is uncertain if they ever will be.
During the last decades, GOPs have carefully executed a strategy that has transformed the federal judiciary and solidified a clear conservative majority on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).
Now, with the proclaimed retirement of U.S. SC Justice Stephen Gerald Breyer, several in the Republicans are again counseling tactical thinking at a moment when a new liberal justice could be positioned on the high court for the first time in several years.
With Democrats desperate for political momentum, the U.S. President is vowing to make a historic decision of the first Black female to serve on the court – just months before crucial 2022 midterms in which GOPs appear likely to make considerable gains in the United States Congress.
Furthermore, momentously, with the U.S. Senate evenly divided and Kamala Harris, the U.S. Vice-President, breaking any ties, President Biden has the support to confirm his candidate so long as he could keep Dems united. Those dynamics have some Republican voices influencing far-sightedness before the nomination, which Mr. Joe Biden said will come before February’s end. These GOPs argue that the party is better off concentrating on the matters that’ve already spoilt Biden’s popularity rather than engaging in a heating battle over the candidate that could turn off voters in the crucial midterm election.
The Senate Judiciary Committee member Senator Josh Hawley said that he thinks the important thing is that this’s someone who will uphold the U.S. Constitution faithfully, irrespective of their gender or ethnic background or anything else. He added he thinks it sends the wrong message to say that, well, if a person is of a specific ethnicity, they do not care what their substantive religion is; that would be remarkable.
Moreover, Josh Hawley said Wednesday that President Joe Biden’s vow to name a Black female reflected a ‘hard woke left outlook’ that has been gender-obsessed, race-obsessed. He anticipates GOPs are prepared to stand up for the U.S. Constitution.
Would be nice if Pres Biden chose a Supreme Court nominee who was best qualified without a race/gender litmus test. That’s what I did when I picked Tim Scott as Senator of South Carolina.
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) January 26, 2022
Other GOPs said that the emphasis of Mr. Biden on gender and race means he was putting those criteria above selecting the best-qualified person. Republican Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor, said on Twitter that ‘would be nice’ if Joe Biden chose an SC nominee who was the most qualified without a gender/race litmus test, while Cato Institute policy scholar Ilya Shapiro tweeted late on the day suggesting that any President pick would be ‘a lesser black female’ compared to another liberal judge he commended. Moreover, Shapiro apologized and deleted the tweet on Jan. 28, calling it inartful.
The White House censured these remarks, arguing that after over two centuries, it’s time for a Black female to serve on the court and that there’re many qualified runners. On Thursday, the White House press secretary Jen Psaki told media that they’d say that the fact that no Black female has been chosen shows a deficiency of the former selection developments, not a lack of qualified persons to be nominated to the SCOTUS.