Two GOP senators praise possible Supreme Court nominee

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.”

Both of South Carolina’s GOP senators have positive things to say about Childs

The Examiner also reported that South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham spoke warmly of Childs during a recent interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“I can’t think of a better person for President Biden to consider to the Supreme Court than Michelle Childs,” the South Carolina Republican said.

“She has wide support in our state,” Graham continued. “She’s considered to be a fair-minded, highly gifted jurist. She is one of the most decent people I’ve ever met.”

Meanwhile, South Carolina’s junior Republican Sen. Tim Scott told the paper that he knows of Childs’s “respected reputation as a judge in South Carolina, which has earned her universal acclaim, and he looks forward to engaging with her if she is the nominee.”

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