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Fox News host Tucker Carlson is warning President Joe Biden to seriously consider who he will nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In a segment on his top-rated prime-time program on Wednesday, the host said Biden’s pledge to appoint a black woman is going to lead to “tribal warfare” in an America already badly divided over issues of race, ethnicity, and social status, thanks to incessant gaslighting by left-wing agitators on rival networks.
On Wednesday, reports from several outlets said that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was planning to retire, thus providing Biden an opportunity to make a rare appointment to the nation’s highest court.
After claiming that Breyer’s retirement was likely forced, Carlson noted that during the 2020 campaign, Biden pledged to appoint the first black woman to SCOTUS.
“I committed that if I’m elected president and have an opportunity to appoint someone to the courts will be I’ll appoint the first Black woman to the courts,” Biden said during a CNN interview in March 2020. He followed that up with another pledge: “If my cabinet, my administration will look like the country and I commit that, I will in fact appoint a, I’ll pick a woman to be vice president.”
The Fox News host noted that at the time, Biden “didn’t mention the Supreme Court nominee’s legal qualifications or judicial philosophy or ability to perform one of the most important jobs in the country.
“He didn’t even tell us she was a nice person. All he said was she’s going to be black and she’s going to be female, because to him, that’s all that mattered,” said Carlson, going on to accuse Biden of “believing all Black women are the same” before asking viewers to imagine them being qualified for a position but not knowing they were going to be judged primarily on other factors like race and gender.
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Tucker also disputed Biden’s assertion that he wanted the Supreme Court to ‘look like the country’ by mentioning census data indicating that only around 7 percent of US citizens are black women.
In Carlson’s view, this could lead to identity politics and tribal warfare, as other minority groups in society will wonder why they are not represented on the court.
“Why isn’t there an American Indian on the court or a genderqueer or someone from the chronic fatigue syndrome community or a justice with cognitive disabilities? Why isn’t there an Afghan refugee under consideration?” the host asked.
“Identity politics always ends with tribal warfare. It’s funny the Biden people can’t see that — maybe they can see it and don’t care, or maybe it’s the entire point of the exercise,” he continued.
Some names mentioned in the media and elsewhere include:
- Judge Leslie Abrams Gardner, serves on Georgia’s district court and is the sister of the voting-rights advocate Stacey Abrams.
- District Judge Wilhelmina ‘Mimi’ Wright, a judge on Minnesota’s federal district court.
- Circuit Judge Eunice Lee, a former New York public defender whom Biden nominated to the Second Circuit.
- Circuit Judge Candace Jackson-Akiwumi, an alumna of Chicago’s public defender’s office whose appointment by Biden to the Seventh Circuit.
- Judge Holly Thomas, a longtime civil rights lawyer Biden named to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
- Sherrilyn Ifill, a civil rights attorney who recently announced plans to step down from her role as President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Another name mentioned by Fox News host Harris Faulkner on Wednesday: Vice President Kamala Harris.
“So this person has to be a woman, she has to be black, and she has to be younger. Anyone thinking what I’m thinking? They don’t know what to do with Kamala Harris in the White House right now. I can’t be the only person seeing this,” Faulkner said, during the network’s “Outnumbered” program.