Jen Psaki Responds to Racism Allegations Over Biden Supreme Court Decision

Jen Psaki Responds to Racism Allegations Over Biden Supreme Court Decision

( – In 2020, then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told voters that if elected president, he would only consider a Black woman for the US Supreme Court. In January, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced he would retire at the end of the current term in late June or early July. As promised, President Biden confirmed that he would only consider Black women in his deliberations for Breyer’s replacement. Biden’s narrow position sparked an outcry from some Constitutional scholars and Conservatives who said he was violating the principles and spirit behind the civil rights legislation and racial profiling precedent set by the US Supreme Court.

The administration says Biden could choose a nominee by the end of February. The conservative activist group Club for Growth recently began airing ads across the country with the faces and names of qualified Hispanic judges, both men and women. The ad said they weren’t qualified because they aren’t Black women and stated the president chose politics over qualified judges.

On Thursday, February 17, CBS News White House Correspondent Ed O’Keefe asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki about the advertisement’s allegation that the administration is behaving racist for not considering a Hispanic candidate. She pushed back and stated there’s never been a Black woman who served on the Supreme Court. Psaki suggested if another court vacancy occurred, perhaps they would address a Hispanic nominee at that time.

So, once again, she dodged the question. Could it be because the advertisement has some validity?

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