Biden’s promise to name a Black woman to SCOTUS isn’t unprecedented
US President Joe Biden has gotten pushback from some Republicans for honoring his campaign pledge to nominate a Black woman to replace outgoing Justice Breyer on the Supreme Court.
But for Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Clarence Page, how is that different from when Ronald Reagan promised to pick the court's first woman in Sandra Day O'Connor?
"Biden isn't saying that just being black is enough, or just being a woman is enough. I think they've got to be qualified first," he tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.
Page believes the three names that have come forth on the president's shortlist are all qualified. It's too bad, he says, that they can be stigmatized by those who think they will get the job because of their race.
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