Biden reveals his SCOTUS pick — Analysis

US President Joe Biden has nominated DC Circuit Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the Supreme Court

US President Joe Biden fulfilled his promise that he would nominate the First Black Woman to the Supreme Court. The DC Circuit Court Judge Ketanji B. Jakcson was announced, an identity previously rumored to be his choice by several news organizations. 

Jackson was called by the White House “exceptionally qualified and historic nominee”In a Friday statement. According to White House officials, Biden’s address will follow the announcement later that day.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made a statement to Jackson congratulating her on her nomination. But, it suggested that McConnell and other Republicans may be interested in a re-election. “no”Vote for the nominee.

“Since then, I understand that she has published a total of two opinions, both in the last few weeks, and that one of her prior rulings was just reversed by a unanimous panel of her present colleagues on the DC Circuit,” McConnell wrote. “I also understand Judge Jackson was the favored choice of far-left dark-money groups that have spent years attacking the legitimacy and structure of the Court itself.”

McConnell previously ignited controversy by refusing to schedule a hearing on Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in 2016, the final year of the then-president’s second term in office.

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