Joe Biden was slammed in a scathing response from famed psychologist and best-selling author Jordan Peterson.
Biden recently bragged that chose his nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown, because he sought someone with “the strongest credentials.”
However, Biden’s choice has been widely condemned as an act of racial discrimination has he promised to pick the first Black woman for the nation’s highest court.
“Democrats today believe in racial discrimination,” Republican Senator Ted Cruz responded to the nomination.
Biden failed to consider people of any other race.
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 be selected based on merit and the content of their character as opposed to race.
Biden claimed “I sought a nominee with the strongest credentials, record, character, and dedication to the rule of law. That’s why I’m excited to nominate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the United States Supreme Court.”
Jordan Peterson, who is a clinical psychologist and professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, eviscerated Biden’s claim that he had selected the candidate with the “strongest credentials, record, character, and dedication to the rule of law.”
“No, you didn’t,” Peterson shot back.
“You announced publicly that you would limit the search to a specific race and sex. You eliminated the vast majority of qualified candidates from consideration,” he continued.
“And it is thereby virtually certain, technically, that you failed to pick the strongest candidate.” Take a look:
No, you didn't. You announced publicly that you would limit the search to a specific race and sex. You eliminated the vast majority of qualified candidates from consideration. And it is thereby virtually certain, technically, that you failed to pick the strongest candidate. https://t.co/DmAwmJ7qhC
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) February 25, 2022
In late January, Biden announced the upcoming retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and reiterated his prior pronouncement that he would nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court if given the opportunity. He stated, “The person I will nominate will be someone of extraordinary qualifications, character, experience and integrity, and that person will be the first black woman ever nominated to the United States Supreme Court. I made that commitment during the campaign for president, and I will keep that commitment.”
Everything is about race for Democrats. 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.
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.
More on this story via Fox News:
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.