Former Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard slammed President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, arguing that his decision to appoint Harris was based on identity politics, just like his Supreme Court pick.
“Biden chose Harris as his VP because of the color of her skin and sex—not qualification. She’s been a disaster. Now he promises to choose Supreme Court nominee on the same criteria. Identity politics is destroying our country,” Gabbard said.
President Joe Biden reiterated his promise Thursday that he will nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court, saying that his decision will be announced by the end of February.
Associate Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer officially announced his plans to retire Thursday. The 83-year-old justice is the second-longest serving current member, his retirement will go into effect at the beginning of summer recess if Biden gets a new justice approved by the Senate before then.
In 2020, Biden said that he was already putting together a list of qualified black women to fill a vacant Supreme Court seat should one become available during his presidency.