Oyogist.com has learned that the White House press secretary Jen Psaki has reassured Americans that President Biden is “absolutely” committed to nominating a Black woman to the Supreme Court.
The President had made this promise during his campaign rally held earlier last year.
However, the current makeup of the judiciary in federal appeals courts puts a slight set back on that promise as there are only a handful of aged Black women currently sitting on the bench in federal appeals courts.
During a press briefing on Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden is “absolutely” committed to nominating a Black woman to the Supreme Court.
” I think there is an incredible group of nominees the president announced today. … As someone who served for 17 years on the Senate Judiciary Committee as chairman and ranking member, he has a long history on judicial appointments,” Psaki said.
“This is a priority for him, but our focus is getting the Senate to confirm this group of nominees and to continue to build … a pipeline of additional highly qualified nominees who are going to reflect the values the president has outlined.”
Also during the briefing, Psaki highlighted that Joe Biden isn’t in a position to nominate a Supreme Court justice just yet.
“That would require there being an opening on the Supreme Court,” she said. “Of course, there is not an opening on the Supreme Court.”