EXCUSE ME? Liberals Urge Biden To Pick Michelle Obama to SCOTUS To Honor RBG
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday and Democrats are already losing their minds over it.
Democratic nominee Joe Biden has not released a list of Supreme Court candidates that he would nominate if he were to become president.
In fact, Biden backed himself into a corner earlier this year when he declared during a primary debate that he will appoint a black woman to the Supreme Court.
Now, liberals are calling on Biden to appoint former First Lady Michelle Obama to the vacancy if he wins the election.
“Obama is best positioned to symbolize the Afro-American promise,” states a commentary piece published by The Hill on Saturday and written by Roger House, an associate professor of American studies at Emerson College in Boston.
House wrote that Biden’s pick “must spotlight a woman who embodies the dream of the civil rights movement. That person is former first lady Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama.”
“In Obama, concerned Americans would be comforted by her well-known intellectual acumen and dedication to the goals of equal justice with fairness. She is singularly qualified to occupy the seat that inherits the ideals of Ginsburg,” he wrote.
“As the only African American first lady, Obama fostered one of the most welcoming and inclusive White House cultures in history and spoke out frequently on behalf of the rights of women and girls,” he wrote.
“Moreover, she brings insight as a Black woman of dark complexion who struggled to be confident in a society that values whiteness and lightness,” he wrote.
The piece, which was shared on The Hill's official Twitter account, triggered a wide range of responses:
As noted by Fox News, only five black women currently serve on federal appeals courts and all are 68 or older.
“From a sheer numbers perspective, he’s going to have to look outside those currently serving on the bench,” said Brian Fallon, executive director of the progressive group Demand Justice.
“It’s somewhat embarrassing that there aren’t more people on the federal courts right now that are black women who’d be natural to put on his shortlist.”
Beyond that, Biden may never get the chance to fill the vacancy even if he wins the election.
President Donald Trump told Fox News on Monday that he has narrowed his list of potential Supreme Court nominees down to five people and vowed to announce his pick on Saturday.
Soon after Ginsburg's death was announced, a Republican source said that Trump will move within days to nominate his third Supreme Court justice.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are ready to move to confirm Trump's nominee before Election Day, according to the report.