Why do Republicans Oppose Biden’s Promise to Pick a Black Woman for SCOTUS

View of United States Supreme Court Building, Washington, DC.
Five-Thirty-Eight examines the GOP resistance to President Biden’s promise to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court. In a word, it’s racism.

As Stanford professor and FiveThirtyEight contributor, Hakeem Jefferson, tweeted, “Conservatives didn’t get upset when Trump promised to nominate a woman to the bench because the qualifier ‘white’ was simply implied.” He later added that it’s the misogynoir, or unique biases Black women experience, not the pledge, that is the problem.

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