According to Maine Senator Susan Collins, President Joe Biden’s handling of the Supreme Court vacancy was “clumsy at best.” President Joe Biden will fill the gap caused by Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement. Biden vowed to pick the first Black woman to the US Supreme Court during the 2020 presidential primaries. He claims he intends to keep his word.
According to Collins, she’d wanted to see a Black woman appointed to the Supreme Court. However, the President’s handling of the nomination has been amateurish at best. “It adds to the notion that the court is a political institution like Congress when it isn’t meant to be,” Collins says.
Moreover, Senator Dick Durbin called President Donald Trump’s intention to pick a woman to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “clumsy” on ABC news. Isn’t that precisely what President Reagan did when he announced his intention to nominate a woman to the Supreme Court, he wondered?
Furthermore, Collins stated, “What President Reagan indicated is that he would want to appoint a woman as one of his Supreme Court justices.” He did so with Sandra Day O’Connor, a highly competent lady. According to a recent survey, 76 percent of Americans want Biden to examine “all prospective nominees,” but only 23% want him to automatically follow through on his commitment.
According to a study, just 28% of non-white Americans want Biden to consider solely Black women for the soon-to-be-open Senate seat. Most Democrats (54%) want Biden to feel all prospective choices. Biden’s candidate would not require bipartisan backing if she received the support of all 50 Democratic senators.
If former President Donald Trump decides to run for President again in 2024, Collins says she is “doubtful” to support him. He’ll surely give her his full attention. Collins stated, “She has no clue what rulings she’s been engaged in or what writing she’s done since she was confirmed.”