By: John Semmens
The retirement of Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer gives President Biden his first opportunity to put his imprint on that august body. Without hesitation, Biden promised to appoint a black woman to the vacancy, saying “it’s long overdue that a buxom person of color joined our highest court.”
Considering that Sen. Biden (D-Del) vilified current Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas when he was nominated by the First President Bush in 1991 and later filibustered the nomination of Judge Janice Rogers Brown to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia by the younger President Bush in 2003, President Biden has a lot of gall.
Biden denied that there is any inconsistency, pointing out that “I’ve always held that a person cannot be authentically black if he or she is a Republican. I said that to Charlamagne tha God on his radio show during the 2020 campaign and I still stand by it. As a senator from a former slave state I know the difference between a real black person and a fake. I have always opposed and fought against fakes. That’s why voters elected me. They appreciate that I will only put a genuine pure bred black on the Supreme Court and will vote Democrat in this year’s elections to ensure that Republicans won’t be able to thwart the unity that a super majority of Democrats in both houses of Congress will deliver to America.”
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) praised Biden’s determination to make race and gender the top criteria for selecting Breyer’s successor and added “it also needs to be a person who goes beyond the boundaries of the Constitution for guidance on the Court’s rulings. This way the Court can create laws that Congress is unable to enact due to the opposition of Republicans. This law-free approach will help us to achieve a more equitable distribution of wealth and privilege.