27.1 C
Houston
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Biden Team Putting Together List of Black Female Court Picks

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Joe Biden said Tuesday that his team is putting together a list of potential options for his first Supreme Court nominee, which he has already pledged will be a Black woman.

“We are putting together a list of African American women who are qualified and have the experience to be on the court. I am not going to release that until we go further down the line in vetting them as well,” the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee told reporters after a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware.

Biden had previously committed that one of his first acts as president would be to nominate a Black woman to serve on the country’s highest court, but he had resisted calls from advocacy groups to commit to releasing a full list of options during the campaign.

In contrast, President Donald Trump pledged earlier this month to release a new list of Supreme Court nominees from which he would choose, declaring that “based on decisions being rendered now, this list is more important than ever before.” Biden said on Tuesday when asked about the list, however, that “one thing I hesitate to do is follow anything this President does because he does it all wrong.”

Then-candidate Trump released his own list of potential Supreme Court picks in May 2016, a move aimed at mollifying skeptical conservatives and one that’s been credited with galvanizing Republican base voters during that election. Trump and his allies tout his successful appointment of two conservatives to the Supreme Court, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, as reason not only to reelect the president but also to elect Republicans to the Senate as well.

While Republicans routinely run on promises of appointing conservative justices to the Supreme Court and federal bench, the issue has drawn less focus for Democrats. But a number of advocacy groups have emerged in recent years that aim to pressure Biden and other Democrats to make the Supreme Court an issue in this year’s election.

© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Newsmax

- Advertisement -

Latest news

Russia-led Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline Could Be Completed Soon

Authored by Tsvetana Paraskova via OilPrice.com, A Russian vessel capable of completing the pipelaying for the Gazprom-led Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project left...
- Advertisement -

German Sex Workers Demand Right To Work Amid COVID 

German Health Minister Jens Spahn warned Monday that "the threat of a second virus wave is real." Although COVID-19 infection numbers in Europe's largest economy were relatively low, Spahn...

Stocks up as Market Faces Down Latest Hurdle: Dismal Profits

NEW YORK—Here comes the latest hurdle for the pandemic-defying stock market to leap with ease, investors hope: the worst quarter for profit growth in...

Related news

America, International Institutions, and the Strategy of the Weak

On June 23, sixty-seven countries signed a statement of support for the International Criminal Court (ICC), in response to President Trump’s Executive Order which...

Let’s Take Back Our Kids, Already!

I realize that it is tacky to be an I-told-you-so. But we conservative activists have been fighting on the front lines of the culture...

US Afghan Policy Is a Second Path to Another 9-11

The United States' failed policy in Afghanistan is likely to result in another 9-11.  President Barack Obama capitulated to the Taliban through a series of...

Study: 5.4 Million Americans Lost Their Health Insurance Due to Coronavirus

An estimated 5.4 million Americans have lost their health insurance between February and May after being laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic, a...

NYC Weekend: Shooting Victims Far Exceed Coronavirus Deaths

More than two dozen shootings across New York City over the weekend left a one-year-old dead and at least 34 others injured, some potentially...

Navy SEAL Veteran and Wisconsin Congressional Candidate Derrick Van Orden Saves 77-Year-Old Woman

Derrick Van Orden, the Republican congressional candidate for Wisconsin’s 3rd congressional district and a Navy SEAL veteran, recently rescued a 77-year-old woman from choking...
- Advertisement -