GOP Attacked Over Supreme Court Nomination

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Remember what Dems did to Kavanaugh?

Senate Democrats have claimed Republicans have a double standard in the Supreme Court nominating process. The party says that Republicans criticizing President Biden for his pledge to nominate a Black woman to the high court had not objected to former President Trump’s promise to appoint a female when replacing the late Ruth Bade Ginsburg.

Several Republicans have voiced their disapproval over Biden’s promise to appoint a Black woman to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer.

Over the weekend, Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi pointed to the “irony” of Biden’s promise to appoint a Black woman when the “Supreme Court is at the very same time hearing cases about this sort of affirmative racial discrimination.” He added that Biden’s pick would be “beneficiary” of affirmative action, adding that it was unlikely Biden’s nominee would “get a single Republican vote.”

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz called the move by Biden “offensive,” saying the promise is “an insult to Black women.”

During an episode of his podcast, Cruz said that had Biden said he was appointed the best jurist to the court, and after assessing several candidates “ended up nominating a Black woman, he could credibly say, ‘OK, I’m nominating the person who’s most qualified.’”

Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri criticized the Biden administration for being “the most race-obsessed, gender-obsessed, hard-woke left administration.”

He also added that Biden had a choice; he could “nominate a pro-America, pro-Constitution justice” or “divide this country with a hard-woke left activist.”

Yet, Andrew Bates, White House Deputy Press Secretary, addressed those comments on Wednesday, calling them hypocritical while highlighting the Republicans track record during the Trump administration.

In a report by Fox News Digital, Bates mentions that “When Donald Trump promised to nominate a woman to the Supreme Court just over a year ago none of these members objected,” before saying that despite being unaware of the nominees “record, qualifications or character… they are saying outright that they will vote against her regardless of her merit.”

Rubbishing Democrats’ claims, a senior Senate GOP aide said Republicans “will not be lectured by the same people who held up ‘We Oppose BLANK’ signs before nominees were even announced during the previous administration’s Supreme Court confirmations.”

Before adding that unlike Democrats “Republicans will treat the eventual nominee here with respect.”