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McConnell Says He’s ‘Not Complaining’ About Biden’s Promise To Choose Black Woman To SCOTUS
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell disagrees with most of his party, saying he’s on board with Joe Biden’s pledge to nominate only a black woman to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
“I heard a couple of people say they thought it was inappropriate for the president to announce he was going to put an African American woman on the court. Honestly, I did not think that was inappropriate,” McConnell said at an event in Kentucky.
Race Over Everything
Biden promised to pick the first black woman to the nation’s highest court during a presidential primary debate in 2020 and doubled down on the pledge after Breyer announced his retirement.
Many Republicans have expressed concerns that Biden’s primary criteria is race, rather than qualifications. His insistence on choosing a black woman as his running mate has proven problematic; Kamala Harris’s approval ratings and job performance ratings have been abysmal.
Rebecca Horvath is an editor and writer for NRN. For nearly a decade, Horvath wrote a regular Community Voices column for the Johnson City Press, where she was known to ruffle a few feathers. In 2018, she began writing for the National Federation of Republican Women, interviewing and profiling candidates such as Sen. Martha McSally and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. Horvath also contributes to Net3d.home.blog.