Biden says he'll nominate a Black woman to Supreme Court by end of February

I’ve made no decision except one: The person I will nominate will be someone with extraordinary qualifications, karakter, experience and integrity. And that person will be the first Black woman ever nominated to the United States Supreme Court,” Biden gesê. “It’s long overdue, in my view.

Biden bygevoeg: “It is my intention… to announce my decision by the end of February.

The comments came at a joint event with Biden and Breyer at which the justice formally announced his retirement. Biden’s timeline for a nominee matches with Breyer’s request that the Senate confirm his successor by the end of the current Supreme Court term, at which point the justice to step down.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 21: Amerikaanse. President Joe Biden walks to the West Wing from Marine One on the South Lawn off the White House on November 21, 2021 in WashDCgton, DC. The President spent the weekend at his home in Wilmington, VAN. (Foto deur Samuel Corum / Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 21: Amerikaanse. President Joe Biden walks to the West Wing from Marine One on the South Lawn off the White House on November 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. The President spent the weekend at his home in Wilmington, VAN. (Foto deur Samuel Corum / Getty Images) (Foto deur Samuel Corum / Getty Images)

DESPITE RAZOR-THIN SENATE MAJORITY, BIDEN FACES FAVORABLE SENATE CONDITIONS FOR SUPREME COURT NOMINEE

I intend this decision to take effect when the Court rises for the summer recess this year (typically late June or early July) assuming that my successor has been nominated and confirmed,” Breyer wrote in a letter to Biden Thursday.

The Senate can indeed hold hearings on Breyer’s replacement and vote on that person before leaves the court. Republicans did this under former President Donald Trump when they confirmed Judge Justin Walker to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals months before his predecessor, Judge Thomas Griffith, stepped down.

Senaat Meerderheidsleier Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin, D-Ill., also said Wednesday that they plan to advance any Biden nominee quickly through the Senate.

Justice Amy Coney Barrett listens as President Donald Trump speaks before Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administers the Constitutional Oath to Barrett on the South Lawn of the White House White House in Washington, Maandag, Okt.. 26, 2020, after Barrett was confirmed to be a Supreme Court justice by the Senate earlier in the evening. Barrett's confirmation process was much faster than those of her recent predecessors. (AP-foto/Alex Brandon)

Justice Amy Coney Barrett listens as President Donald Trump speaks before Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas administers the Constitutional Oath to Barrett on the South Lawn of the White House White House in Washington, Maandag, Okt.. 26, 2020, after Barrett was confirmed to be a Supreme Court justice by the Senate earlier in the evening. Barrett’s confirmation process was much faster than those of her recent predecessors. (AP-foto/Alex Brandon)

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