The Biden White House is trying to figure out what to do with Vice President Kamala Harris and it might include nominating her to the Supreme Court, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) told the Todd Starnes Show.
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“There was some rumoring that they were looking to replace her with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg,” Blackburn said. “That conversation is out there.”
The nominee would replace the retiring Justice Stephen Breyer. President Biden is already on record saying the nominee will be a black female.
“That (a nomination involving Harris) was a rumor that was floating around in D.C. a couple of weeks ago,” Blackburn told host Todd Starnes. “There was all that press around that tiff between the president and vice president, so, there was a little bit of discussion there and I think it is what is driving the conservation around ‘is it possible that the vice president would be nominated to take that spot?’”
“There is a federal judge in South Carolina, a Judge [Michelle] Childs who is regularly mentioned,” said Blackburn. “Judge [Ketanji] Brown Jackson who is regularly mentioned.”
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Brown Jackson is a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Other potential nominees include California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger, Minnesota District Judge Wilhelmina Wright, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Eunice Lee, 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Candace Jackson-Akinwunmi, and attorney Sherrilyn Ifill.
Biden plans to make his announcement by the end of February.
“I want the most well-qualified person for the job, someone who looks at the Court and says the Court should respect equal access and equal treatment under the law,” said Blackburn. “They should abide by the Constitution and the rule of law. We do not want jurists who are going to try to write legislation from the federal bench or to issue opinions that are based in what they would like to see the law be and not what the law is.”