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Joe Biden's Promise to Select a Black Woman to the Supreme Court Will Leave a Legacy in 2020

President Joe Biden's promise to appoint a black woman to the Supreme Court was a last-ditch effort to preserve his sinking 2020 presidential campaign.

Biden now needs to follow through on that promise as he prepares to nominate a Supreme Court justice to replace Justice Stephen Breyer, who is expected to announce his retirement soon.

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) obtained the president's promise on February 23, 2020, when Biden's candidacy was in jeopardy and he needed big support.

“Finally, the third thing, is I’ve three daughters. “I’m very proud of my three daughters and it’s a little bit disconcerting for us to be at this particular juncture in our history and there has never been an African American woman on the Supreme Court. “Four women. No African Americans. There is something wrong with that.” “I played a role in having the first Latina on the Supreme Court and I look forward to doing that with an African American woman,” Biden said. Biden and Clyburn shook hands.

Clyburn had gained a private pledge from Biden, but he wanted to see that agreement made public.

27 Jan 2022


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