President Joe Biden announced last week that he would nominate an African American woman to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
The name of one high-profile potential nominee has since been made public, and she is getting support from two high-profile Republicans.
The Washington Examiner reported on Monday that South Carolina federal Judge J. Michelle Childs is among those that Biden is considering as a replacement for Breyer.
Democratic House majority whip has lobbied for Judge Childs
It cited a statement from White House spokesman Andrew Bates explaining that “Judge Childs is among multiple individuals under consideration for the Supreme Court.”
Childs has already been nominated to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Bates added that her nomination is being put on hold “while the President is considering her for this vacancy.”
Fox News noted that Childs has the backing of fellow South Carolinian and Democratic House Majority Whip James Clyburn.
“Now, as it relates to who, I don’t have anything against the seven or eight names that I have been floated as possibilities, the all great people,” the network quoted Clyburn as telling the Washington Post.
“The fact of the matter is, I have been discussing Michelle Childs with the president and his people now for, I guess at least 13 months now.”