With the news of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announcing his retirement, there has already been a wide range of speculation as to who Joe Biden will pick as a replacement. It should be noted that in the past, Biden said, if elected, he would appoint the first African American female to the Supreme Court. And it appears he might just now get that opportunity as he finally spoke on the matter and confirmed that the process will be “vigorous” and he will, in fact, appoint the first black female to the Supreme Court.
Although President Biden seemed to only be focused on the fact that the Justice will be the first African American woman to serve, MSNBC recently discussed the issue on “The Beat” and Senate Judiciary Committee member Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) had an interesting take on who she would pick.
Knowing that the Supreme Court is the highest court in the United States, Senator Hirono suggested the nominee be a person who would weigh what the effects their decisions will have on the people before making a decision based on law.
In the video above, Hirono not only made the absurd comment but was also sure to attack former President Donald Trump for when he had to nominate a person to the Supreme Court. The Democrat said, “What I’m looking for is a justice who can be fair and impartial and who does not have an ideological axe to grind, which is what we saw — as far as I’m concerned — in President Trump’s nominees, including to the Supreme Court.
“So, yes, I am expecting a fight, but there you have it. And I’m looking for someone who’s going to be, not only highly qualified, as all of the people that you already talked about are, but who really brings to the judiciary the kind of diversity that I’d like, that — someone who will consider the impact, the effects of whatever decision-making is on people in our country so that they are not making decisions just based on — which I would like them to base it on law, which would be nice and precedent and who are not eagerly trying to get rid of decades of precedent that would protect a woman’s right to choose, for example, and voting rights, etc.
“But I’d like a justice who also will take into consideration the real-life impact of the decisions he or she will be making.”
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