Psaki says Biden 'stands by' promise to nominate Black woman to Supreme Court

“El presidente ha declarado y reiterado su compromiso de nominar a una mujer negra a la Corte Suprema y ciertamente lo mantiene.,” Psaki dijo durante la rueda de prensa diaria. Psaki dijo el presidente “destaca por” his remarks.

During a February 2020 Democratic debate, Biden promised to nominate a Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

We talked about the Supreme Court — I’m looking forward to making sure there’s a Black woman on the Supreme Court to make sure we in fact get everyone represented,” Biden dijo en ese momento.

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE STEPHEN BREYER TO RETIRE

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House Jan. 26, 2022, en Washington, CORRIENTE CONTINUA.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House Jan. 26, 2022, en Washington, CORRIENTE CONTINUA. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

With the exception of saying Biden would stick to his commitment on appointing a Black woman, Psaki generally refused to comment on Breyer’s departure, given that Breyer had not made the announcement himself.

Asked if there isany scenario in which the president would selectHarris to serve on the Supreme Court, Psaki dijo, “I’m not going to speak to any considerations, preparations, lists.” Pero, ella notó, “The president has every intention, as he has said before, of running for reelection and for running for reelection with Vice President Harris on the ticket as his partner.

President Biden acknowledges U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris during a press conference in the State Dinning Room at the White House Nov. 6, 2021, en Washington, CORRIENTE CONTINUA.

President Biden acknowledges U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris during a press conference in the State Dinning Room at the White House Nov. 6, 2021, en Washington, CORRIENTE CONTINUA. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

As we’ve stated earlier, and as you heard the president say, there is a long history of Supreme Court justices determining when they may retire, if they retire, and announcing that,” ella añadió. “That remains the case today.

A police officer patrols in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, CORRIENTE CONTINUA., oct. 12, 2021.

A police officer patrols in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, CORRIENTE CONTINUA., oct. 12, 2021. (Emily Elconin/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Breyer, 83, has been the subject of rampant speculation about his retirement. Liberal activists were calling for the justice to retire soon after Biden was inaugurated. Sources close to Breyer, sin embargo, claimed Breyer made the decision on his own terms and was not forced out.

Fox News’ Tyler Olson contributed to this article.

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