Judge Michelle Childs is one of several potential Supreme Court nominees being considered by the Biden administration, the White House stated to the Washington Post on Friday.
President Biden Promised
House Majority Whip James Clyburn has backed Childs, who was influential in persuading President Biden to promise that he would appoint a black woman to the Supreme Court during the 2020 presidential campaign. According to Fox News, Clyburn backed Biden the day after he made the promise.
According to ABC News, on Wednesday, President Joe Biden refused to elaborate on reports that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer would be stepping down at the end of this term, saying he would wait until Breyer made his own announcement. When Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer stepped down from the bench, it was under the wishes of Democrats who urged for his departure and President Joe Biden’s first appointment to the high court.
The President Expressed His Hopes
White House spokesman Andrew Bates confirmed that “multiple individuals” are being considered for the Supreme Court. The president was said to be considering Childs, D.C. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, and California Supreme Court Judge Leondra Kruger as his top three choices, but he also disputed those reports, as per The Hill.
In a recent interview, President Biden expressed his hope that the diversity he has brought to the highest levels of government will be a lasting legacy. Choosing Kamala Harris as his vice presidential candidate during the 2020 presidential campaign made her the very first Black woman to serve as vice president in addition to his documentation on judgeships as per The New York Times.
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