(TheRedWire.com) – On February 10, President Joe Biden released his top four candidates for the Supreme Court nominee during an interview with Lester Holt of NBC News. On January 27, Justice Stephen Breyer confirmed his plans to retire, leaving a vacancy for the Democrats and the Biden administration to fill.
During the interview, Biden revealed the individuals on his shortlist of Supreme Court nominees are incredibly qualified and well-documented. He then began calling out a list of names to include:
- US Circuit Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
- US Circuit Court JudgeCandace Jackson-Akiwumi
- US Circuit Court Judge Eunice Lee
- US District Court Judge J. Michelle Childs
- California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger
While campaigning for president, Biden pledged to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court if given the opportunity. He added he feels any of these candidates would get a “Yes” vote from Republicans as a Supreme Court nominee.
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He explained his goal is to replace Judge Breyer with someone who has a similar understanding of the Constitution and congruent capabilities. He hopes the nominee will come to the position with an open mind, but with values that reflect those Breyer has held.
Many Conservatives have been persistently critical of Biden’s insistence on choosing a candidate based on what they believe is identity politics rather than based on experience and qualifications. Critics say he should consider all possible qualified nominees and do what’s best for the country.
The complete interview will air on Super Bowl Sunday.
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