Following the news that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will soon be retiring, it did not take long for prominent progressives to begin advising President Joe Biden about how to handle finding his replacement.
A number of leftist lawmakers have spoken out to demand that the president keep his campaign promise of nominating a Black woman if given the opportunity to nominate a justice.
“You promised us a Black woman”
According to Fox News, Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) shared his thoughts a short time after he was arrested for protesting at the Capitol. “You promised us a Black woman on the Supreme Court,” he wrote. “Let’s see it happen.”
His colleague, Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) also chimed in, asserting: “It is past time for a Black woman to be named to the Supreme Court.”
For his part, Biden had not yet commented publicly on the Breyer situation as of this writing other than to say he will address the matter when after a formal announcement from the justice.
During the presidential campaign, Biden was pressed to release a list of potential candidates but declined to do so, stating that he needed more time to vet them.
A number of possible contenders have nevertheless begun to attract attention by the media.
“A theory that could be credible”
D.C. Circuit Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson, appointed by Biden to her current position last year, is a favorite among progressives and has been named as a possible replacement for Breyer.
Another possible candidate, according to some pundits, is Vice President Kamala Harris.
As some insiders theorize, Biden would not only fulfill his vow of selecting a Black woman to the Supreme Court, but he could also dump the widely unpopular vice president as his 2024 running mate. For their part, Fox News co-hosts Harris Faulkner and Kayleigh McEnany expressed their belief that such a plan was at least feasible.
“They don’t know what to do with Kamala Harris in the White House right now,” said Faulkner. “I can’t be the only person seeing this.”
McEnany, her fellow Outnumbered panelist, declared: “I think it’s a theory that could be credible.”