McConnell Doesn’t Find Biden’s Promise To Nominate Black Woman ‘Inappropriate’
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) doesn’t think President Joe Biden’s promise to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court was “inappropriate.”
“I heard a couple of people say they thought it was inappropriate for the president to announce he was going to put an African American woman on the court. Honestly, I did not think that was inappropriate,” McConnell said during a Lexington Commerce event in Kentucky.
“President Reagan promised to put a woman on the Supreme Court, Sandra Day O’Connor. President Trump promised to put a woman on the Supreme Court when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away, so I’m not complaining about that.”
McConnell added that Biden’s high court nominee would be treated better than Brett Kavanaugh during his nomination process.
“I think one thing I can promise you, for sure, if you remember the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation, that this confirmation will not occur like that,” the Kentucky Republican said.
“I think we believe the Supreme Court nominee ought to be respectfully treated, thoroughly vetted and then voted upon.”
McConnell’s comments come after several congressional Republicans rebuked the president for vowing to nominate a Black woman.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called it “offensive.”
“The fact that he’s willing to make a promise at the outset, that it must be a Black woman, I gotta say that’s offensive. You know, you know Black women are what, 6 percent of the U.S. population? He’s saying to 94 percent of Americans, ‘I don’t give a damn about you, you are ineligible,’” Cruz said on his podcast, Verdict.