(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – With all of the attention being paid to the fact that President Joe Biden has made it clear he is going to follow through on his campaign pledge and nominate a Black woman to fill the United States Supreme Court seat being vacated by retiring Justice Stephen Breyer, it’s worth recalling a bit of important and relevant history surrounding what is now transpiring.
But for the actions of Joe Biden, Barack Obama, and many other Democrats who were United States Senators at the time, there would’ve been a Black woman on the Supreme Court almost two decades ago.
Given the passage of time, Americans can be forgiven if they forget that in 2003 the Republicans attempted to place Janice Rogers Brown – a highly-qualified Black woman with a conservative judicial philosophy – on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit as a stepping stone to the Supreme Court.
Then-Senator Barack Obama led the opposition to Brown’s nomination. Further, while Brown eventually made it to the Court of Appeals after being nominated a second time, then-Senator Joe Biden opposed Brown being a possible nominee to replace Sandra Day O’Connor on the United States Supreme Court.
As Wikipedia notes, Biden stated, “If [President] Bush chose Brown to replace O’Connor, the Democrats would filibuster her nomination.” That effectively killed the chances of Republicans appointing the first Black woman to the Supreme Court.
And, should there be any doubt as to the qualifications of Brown, watch the video below of then-Senator Orin Hatch introducing and discussing Brown’s qualifications during her first confirmation hearing for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Please watch the video below and then share your reaction to the fact that it was the GOP who, almost two decades ago, attempted to place the first Black woman on the United States Supreme Court by emailing [email protected].
Next time you hear President Biden and Senator Durbin opine that there’s never been an African American woman on the Supreme Court, remember that they blocked the incredibly qualified Janice Rogers Brown from the DC Circuit to keep her from the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/b2YpyntjHQ
— Retired Orrin G. Hatch (@RetiredOrrin) February 1, 2022