Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer proudly boasted Thursday that President Joe Biden’s nomination of the primary Black girl to the Supreme Court could be historic.
Schumer, nonetheless, apparently didn’t crack open his historical past books earlier than taking the rostrum. Schumer falsely claimed that the Supreme Court was made up of all white males till 1981.
“Until 1981, this powerful body, the Supreme Court, was all White men. Imagine. America wasn’t all White men in 1981, or ever,” Schumer stated. “Under President Biden and this Senate majority, we’re taking historic steps to make the courts look more like the country they serve by confirming highly qualified, diverse nominees.”
If Schumer would have cared to check his Black historical past, throughout Black History Month nonetheless, he would have recognized that Thurgood Marshall was confirmed as the primary Black individual to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States on Aug. 30, 1967.
Marshall was appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson, the thirty sixth President of the United States. Marshall would function affiliate justice from 1967 till his retirement in 1991. He handed away in 1993 of coronary heart failure on the age of 84.
As Schumer relayed, Biden stated final Thursday that he would solely nominate a Black girls to fill the present emptiness within the Supreme Court after Stephen Breyer’s retirement.
“The person I will nominate will be someone with extraordinary qualifications, character, experience and integrity. And that person will be the first Black woman ever nominated to the United States Supreme Court,” Biden stated. “It’s long overdue in my view. I made that commitment during the campaign for president, and I will keep that commitment.”
According to an ABC News/Ipsos ballot, practically 76% of Americans disagree with Biden’s choice to restrict his Supreme Court Justice search to solely a Black girl to fill the emptiness.
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