Bush: Biden Shouldn’t ‘Pit Black Women Against Each Other’ Over SCOTUS Pick

Bush: Biden Shouldn’t ‘Pit Black Women Against Each Other’ Over SCOTUS Pick

February 10, 2022

In an interview with Punchbowl News on Wednesday, radical Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) accused hapless President Joe Biden of “pitting black women against each other” by vowing to put the first black woman on the Supreme Court.

Asked if the Congressional Black Caucus had come to an agreement on whom the president should pick — Judge J. Michelle Childs has been floated as a top candidate — Bush said that she would not comment on any particular person: “I’m not going to go after any particular person. I don’t know her. I don’t know her background well enough to be able to say so.”

Although declaring that she did not like that Biden’s pick would pit black women against each other, she clarified, “Getting a black woman in the seat is necessary, but we want to make sure that it’s a black woman who’s strong on criminal justice reform, has that type of history, strong on worker protections. I don’t have a name. I want the person who has those qualifications to rise to the top.”

A recent ABC News-Ipsos poll showed that more than three-quarters of Americans (76 percent) want the president to consider “all possible nominees” when replacing Justice Stephen Breyer, while only 23 percent want him to honor his pledge of nominating the first black woman to the court. Even a full 54 percent of Democrats want Biden to consider all potential nominees to the Supreme Court irrespective of the candidate’s race or gender.

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