White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden is “absolutely” committed to nominating a black woman to serve on the US Supreme Court should there be a vacancy.
Asked whether Biden, who pledged to nominate a black woman to the court during his campaign, would follow through on that now that he’s president, Psaki touted the list of 11 judicial nominees the White House released Tuesday that included three African-Americans.
“I think there is an incredible group of nominees. The President announced today, you know, as someone who served for 17 years on the Senate Judiciary Committee as chairman and ranking member, he has a long history on judicial appointments. This is a priority for him,” she said.
“But our focus is on getting the Senate to confirm these group of nominees and to continue to build a pipeline of additional highly qualified nominees who are going to reflect the values the president has outlined,” she said.