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The former White House press secretary for former President Donald Trump and current Fox News political commentator, Kayleigh McEnany, delivered a disastrous prediction for President Joe Biden’s next Supreme Court nominee.
If anyone can ruin what should be a win for the administration by getting the nominee confirmed it is Vice President Kamala Harris.
The former press secretary spoke to Dan Bongino on his Fox News show where she explained how Harris could ruin what should be a victory for the administration.
“Vice President Kamala Harris is supposed to be helping (pick the next Supreme Court nominee). You worked in the White House, you were in the room for these conversations. Is this a political effort to save her reputation because she has failed at everything else and hope they can change the narrative?” the host said.
“For sure. Exactly, Dan,” she said. “Vice President Mike Pence was involved in a myriad of matters because he did a great job, like on Covid-19 for instance he led the task force. And he proved himself to be skillful and adept.
“Kamala Harris, she couldn’t get voting rights done. The border is up in flames. She’s failed at every task she’s been given so they said let’s give her the one done deal that we have. Or in their mind, they think it’s a done deal. 50-50 Senate, we’ll get the Supreme Court justice through. If anybody knows how to light a sure fire deal on fire, it’s Kamala Harris. You chose the one person who may tank what in your view is something that simply cannot be tanked.”
This comes after some Fox News hosts suggested that it could be Harris herself that is nominated for the vacancy being left by retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
Fox News hosts speculated last week, after liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was reported to be retiring, that Harris could meet the criteria Biden is looking for in the next Supreme Court Justice. Namely, black, female and young.
Because, after all, if you check all of the woke boxes who cares about anything else?
“This person has to be a woman, she has to be black and she has got to be younger,” Harris Faulkner said. “Anyone thinking what I’m thinking? They do not know what to do with Kamala Harris in the White House right now. I can’t be the only person seeing this.”
Cohost of the show and former White House Press Secretary for former President Donald Trump, Kayleigh McEnany, weighed in.
“I think you’re right,” the host said. “That was playing in my mind from the moment we heard about this retirement. You know, it is, politically speaking if you are not happy with your vice president and want her in a different role, there is no greater role than the Supreme Court. It is a role that anyone would be honored to have.”
She noted that there is no reporting on Kamala Harris to the Supreme Court and they were just speculating, but she continued.
“It’s a possibility. I think she’s at least on the shortlist and maybe it’s a position she’d readily want to consider or accept given the challenges of the vice presidency. Given the frustrations she’s incurred,” she said.
Fox News is floating Kamala Harris for the SCOTUS seat, just amazing stuff. pic.twitter.com/QLNA1tJlzF
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) January 26, 2022
This came hours after it was reported that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring and giving Joe Biden the opportunity to replace the liberal justice.
— Josh Lederman (@JoshNBCNews) January 26, 2022
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) January 26, 2022
JUST IN – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire (NBC) pic.twitter.com/jGKkRX0pl3
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) January 26, 2022
Last year, Breyer addressed the calls from many Democrats that he retire when he can be replaced by a Democrat president and Senate.
He spoke to host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” months ago where he said he does not plan on dying as a member of the court as his colleague, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg did.
Wallace played a video of an interview he had with the late Justice Antonin Scalia where the justice said “I would not like to be replaced by someone who immediately sets about undoing everything that I’ve tried to do 25 years, 26 years. Sure I shouldn’t have to tell you that. Unless you think I’m a fool”
“Do you agree with Scalia that a justice who is unmindful of the politics of the president who replaces him is a fool?” Chris Wallace said.
“I don’t intend to die on the court,” Breyer responded. “I don’t think I’ll be there forever.”