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

The president has stated and reiterated his commitment to nominating a Black woman to the Supreme Court and certainly stands by that,” Psaki said during the daily press briefing. Psaki said the presidentstands byhis 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 said at the time.

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, 在华盛顿, 直流.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House Jan. 26, 2022, 在华盛顿, 直流. (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, 普萨基说, “I’m not going to speak to any considerations, preparations, lists.” 但, 她指出, “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, 在华盛顿, 直流.

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, 在华盛顿, 直流. (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,” 她补充说. “That remains the case today.

A police officer patrols in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, 直流电, 十月. 12, 2021.

A police officer patrols in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, 直流电, 十月. 12, 2021. (Emily Elconin/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

布雷耶, 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, 然而, claimed Breyer made the decision on his own terms and was not forced out.

福克斯新闻’ Tyler Olson contributed to this article.

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