Joe Biden Keeps His Promise to Nominate A Black Woman to the Supreme Court – Here’s Who He Chose

Everything is about race for Democrats.

During the 2020 campaign trail, Joe Biden promised to pick the first Black woman for the nation’s highest court.

In an act of racial discrimination, Biden kept his promise and is nominating Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. “Democrats today believe in racial discrimination,” Republican Senator Ted Cruz responded to the nomination.

The majority of Americans do not agree that a person’s race should play an important role when choosing a nominee for the Supreme Court, according to a survey conducted by The Associated Press and NORC Center for Public Affairs.

Former President Barack Obama also did not choose the first black woman. The majority of Americans believe nominees should to be selected based on merit and the content of their character as opposed to race.

Only 29 percent of Americans polled said it was very or extremely important to them personally that a Black woman serves on the Supreme Court, according to the poll by AP.

“What the president said is that only African American women are eligible for this slot, that 94% of Americans are ineligible,” Senator Cruz said.

Cruz sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee and will play a role in the confirmation process.

“The way Biden ought to do it is to say ‘I’m going to look for the best justice,’ interview a lot of people, and if he happens to nominate a justice who was an African American woman, then great,” Cruz explained.

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51-year-old Brown Jackson is currently a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Fortunately, the Supreme Court is still dominated 6-3 by conservatives after President Donald Trump named three nominees.

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Biden will make the announcement on Friday, marking the first Supreme Court pick of his presidency after Justice Stephen Breyer, 83, announced his retirement last month.

Brown Jackson has faced heightened scrutiny over a judicial record that includes high-profile rulings later overruled by higher courts.

Brown Jackson’s record was a focal point last year during her confirmation for a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, where she now sits.

The judge was said to be one of three candidates who was interviewed personally by Biden.

Democrats have applauded Biden’s commitment to nominate a Black woman to the nation’s highest court, though some Republicans have raised objections.

Biden had promised to make the pick by the end of February. The announcement comes ahead of his State of the Union address to Congress next week, as his approval ratings continue to slide, including among Democrats.